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 recipeIngredients 1 cup water1 cup sugar MethodIn 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)Ingredients 200 ml Bombay Sapphire 100 ml Freshly pressed lemon juice 8 tsp Caster sugar 200 ml Soda water 4 Lemon wheelsMethodAdd 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.Ingredients60ml Gilbey’s gin15ml lime juice10ml sugar syrupTwist of lime zest to garnishMethodStir down, pour into a glamorous coupe glass and garnish how you please.Sweet MartiniStirred NOT shaken.Ingredients60ml ginVermouth (Martini Bianco) to tasteYour chosen garnishMethodStir 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? Gordon’s CupServes 1Ingredients slices cucumber, divided (reserve 1 for garnish)1 tbsp simple syrup60ml Hendrick’s gin2 tbsp fresh lime juiceCucumber slice, to garnishSea saltFreshly ground black pepper MethodMuddle 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. Ruby CoolerServes 1Ingredients50ml Gordon’s® gin100ml cranberry juiceTop up with ginger aleCubed iceRaspberries/wedge of lime to garnish MethodFill a highball glass with lots of icePour 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 Serves 1Ingredients60 ml Beefeater® gin1 cup crushed ice2 squirts lemon juice2 tsp honeyMethodAdd the crushed ice to your glass.Follow this through with honeyStir 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. 7. MojitoServes 1Ingredients50ml Gordon’s® gin3 lime wedgesMint3 teaspoons of sugarCrushed iceApple juiceMint to garnishMethodAdd 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.