Bombay Sapphire has been at the forefront of the classic cocktail resurgence for good reason: Nothing is more versatile than an excellent gin. Sapphire is a simple summer stunner in gin and tonics, sure, thanks to the Tuscan juniper berries, Mediterranean lemon peel, and Moroccan coriander seeds that produce its nuanced, floral bouquet. But there are oodles more easy, elegant Sapphire drinks to concoct at home.
For one, there’s the SAPPHIRE® Collins, a twist on the Tom Collins:
Combine 1.5 parts BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin
.5 parts fresh lemon juice
¾ part simple syrup
3 parts club soda over ice in a tall tumbler or Collins glass
Garnish with lemon
More of a lime person? No problem. To make the SAPPHIRE® Gimlet:
Shake 1.5 parts SAPPHIRE® gin
½ part lime juice
½ part simple syrup with ice
Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass
Garnish with a lime wheel
(Who needs limeade or lemonade poolside when you have a Collins or a Gimlet?)
For evening entertaining, consider a shimmering, burnt-orange Sapphire Negroni—one part Sapphire, one part Martini Rosso vermouth, 1 part Campari bitters, stirred with ice and garnished with orange.