Gin is the star in many classic cocktails, but it has taken center stage in new drinks, too, making it one of the most well-known and loved spirits out there. Whether you’re looking for something that’s heady and spirit-forward or fruity and refreshing, there’s a gin cocktail for you. These are the 11 gin cocktails to try now.
Perk up your brunch with something new. This slightly spicy fizz is just as delicious with pancakes as it is with eggs Benedict, so whip up a batch no matter what you’re serving. Ginger-infused gin, citrus, egg white, bitters and soda are refreshing, especially when garnished with an orange peel and not one but two straws.
Summer in a glass is the only way to describe this cocktail. A regular Gin & Tonic gets a fresh upgrade with the addition of dry vermouth and a few dashes of orange bitters. Garnish with grapefruit and lemon wheels, cucumber slices, strawberries and a lavender sprig for the full summer effect.
Even if you don’t speak the same language as the cool kids, this is one kind of slang you’ll be able to understand. Homemade cherry shrub is a great use for the leftover syrup in a Luxardo maraschino cherry jar, and it’s delicious when mixed with gin, pineapple and lime juice, salt solution and coconut water soda.