The Gimlet, Martini and Bumble Bee; all have one thing in common: gin. Gin is literally the sauce to most cocktails as a sauce is a gin to pasta. Well, this is mostly attributed to its ability to mix with different kinds of mixers.
Here are the top cocktails that you can make with gin sold at Oaks & Corks.
But hold on…Before you start making your yummy cocktails, there’s one important recipe you need. This is the sugar syrup recipe that you will encounter in most cocktails.
Sugar syrup recipe
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil; simmer until the sugar is dissolved, 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely.
You can refrigerate this syrup and use it at a later date.
So let’s go back to our main focus of the day.
Classic Collins Sharing Cocktail (Serves 4)
- 200 ml Bombay Sapphire
- 100 ml Freshly pressed lemon juice
- 8 tsp Caster sugar
- 200 ml Soda water
- 4 Lemon wheels
- Add the lemon juice and sugar to the jug.
- Stir to dissolve and then add the gin.
- Stir again and then add the ice, filling the vessel completely.
- Add soda water, gently stir and then garnish.
- Each guest should have an ice-filled highball glass and a wheel of lemon.
- Pour and share.
Gimlet (The martini’s sweeter cousin)
Gin and lemon are soulmates. They were always meant to be together, the perfect romance.
- 60ml Gilbey’s gin
- 15ml lime juice
- 10ml sugar syrup
- Twist of lime zest to garnish
Stir down, pour into a glamorous coupe glass and garnish how you please.
Stirred NOT shaken.
- 60ml gin
- Vermouth (Martini Bianco) to taste
- Your chosen garnish
- Stir the gin with however much Martini you would like: the more you use the more herbal it will be.
- Stir to taste.
- Garnish with your creation.
- Ensure your glass is frozen and the liquid smooth. James Bond, who?
- slices cucumber, divided (reserve 1 for garnish)
- 1 tbsp simple syrup
- 60ml Hendrick’s gin
- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
- Cucumber slice, to garnish
- Sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
Muddle together two cucumber slices and syrup in a cocktail shaker tin. Add gin, lime juice, and ice, and shake well for 10 seconds. Fine-strain cocktail into a glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with cucumber slice, a pinch of salt, and a twist of pepper.
- 50ml Gordon’s® gin
- 100ml cranberry juice
- Top up with ginger ale
- Cubed ice
- Raspberries/wedge of lime to garnish
- Fill a highball glass with lots of ice
- Pour over your Gordon’s gin and the cranberry juice,
- Top up with ginger ale.
- For the finishing touch, garnish with the wedge of lime or fresh raspberries.Serve in a highball glass.
6. Bumble Bee #3
- 60 ml Beefeater® gin
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 2 squirts lemon juice
- 2 tsp honey
- Add the crushed ice to your glass.
- Follow this through with honey
- Stir the mixture as you pour the gin on top, which should be relatively chilled.
- Add the squeezed lemon juice to your liking, and place a wedge over the rim, if desired.
- 50ml Gordon’s® gin
- 3 lime wedges
- 3 teaspoons of sugar
- Crushed ice
- Apple juice
- Mint to garnish
- Add your Gordon’s gin, lime wedges, and sugar with a few mint leaves to a highball glass, and muddle together.
- Fill with a slew of crushed ice, top up with apple juice and garnish the cocktail with a sprig of fresh mint.