Does your appreciation of gin cocktails drop off after the Gin & Tonic? Embrace the juniper-driven side of the spirit spectrum with these ready-in-a-flash, gin-based drinks. The neutral spirit plays well with a surprising number of ingredients, from fresh fruits and vegetables to aromatic spices and dark maple syrup. Convinced yet? Start slinging these five easiest-ever gin cocktails, and show that G&T who’s boss.
You don’t have to hail from the South Side to enjoy this cocktail’s simple pleasures. Muddled mint leaves and lemon juice enhance the gin’s bright botanical side, making this a refreshing introduction to the broad world of gin cocktails. Learn how to make the South Side in our How to Cocktail video.
A few sips of this aptly-monikered cocktail might have you feeling a little frisky, thanks to the sultry combination of gin, sweet vermouth and the bitter licorice notes of Fernet-Branca. Learn how to make the Hanky Panky in our How to Cocktail video.
Named after the French word for “jewel,” the honey-hued Bijou boasts a boozy quartet of spirits consisting of gin, sweet vermouth, Green Chartreuse and Campari. Learn how to make the Bijou in our How to Cocktail video.
Can’t decide between the classic Gin Fizz or Last Word? Try this inventive mash-up that delivers the best of both cocktails: the herbal freshness of the Last Word’s Green Chartreuse and Maraschino liqueur—plus the frothy texture of a well-shaken Gin Fizz. Get the recipe for the Last-Word Fizz.
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