It doesn’t get much easier than the Gin & Juice in the canon of easy cocktails. This smooth-sipping, two-part drink is as easy to make as the name implies, but there’s a reason this classic cocktail has a Snoop Dogg song named after it. It’s fruity and refreshing, and the exact recipe is up to you. So you get to play bartender whenever you mix one up.
You don’t need to overthink this one. Grab your favorite fruit juice and whatever gin you have on hand, and you’re set. But if you want to think just a bit, consider which type of gin might pair best with your juice. You can’t go wrong with a juniper-forward London dry gin, which works with nearly any juice you can source, from lemon and lime to orange and grapefruit. Softer gins can work great, too, but depending on their botanical makeup, they may pair better with sweeter OJ or more sour grapefruit.
If you’re stuck, try a dry gin with equal parts orange and ruby red grapefruit juice. Or try grapefruit with a dash of lime. Both are refreshing and exactly what you want on a warm day.
Some Gin & Juice recipes call for simple syrup. If you like your drinks on the sweeter side, add a half ounce, especially if you’re primarily using grapefruit juice or if you added lemon or lime to your glass. Whichever recipe you choose, you’re in for a solid treat. So mix up this Gin & Juice recipe when you have your mind on your money and your money on your mind.
1 1/2 ounces gin
Juice, to top
Fill a Collins glass with ice and add the gin.
Fill with the juice and stir.