Go beyond the Gin and Tonic with these five timeless gin cocktail recipes.

The Gin Rickey
A close cousin to the Gin and Tonic, the Gin Rickey is equally simple and slightly less intense.

1/2 lime
2 ounces Bombay Sapphire gin
Club soda

Glassware: Collins or rocks glass

Method: Fill the glass with ice and squeeze the lime half into it. Add the gin and the lime half, then top off with club soda and enjoy.

 

Tom Collins

Tom Collins
Perhaps the most well-known gin cocktail — second to the Gin and Tonic, of course — the Tom Collins combines gin, lemon juice, soda, and syrup for a simple, refreshing adult beverage.

2 ounces Bombay Sapphire gin
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup
Club soda
Lemon wheel and cherry for garnish

Glassware: Highball or Collins

Method: Add the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with fresh ice. Top it off with club soda and garnish with a lemon wheel and a cherry.

 

Negroni

The Negroni
The Negroni consists of equal parts gin, Campari and sweet vermouth. And according to Beau Williams, barman and co-owner of Julep Cocktail Club in Kansas City, MO, “It may be the quintessential modern bartenders’ classic cocktail of choice. It’s botanical, boozy, bitter and beautiful.”

1 ounce Bombay Sapphire gin
1 ounce Campari
1 ounce Sweet Vermouth
Orange twist for garnish

Glassware: Old-fashioned glass

Method: Add all of the ingredients to a mixing glass with a handful of ice. Stir well until it’s cold, then strain it into the old-fashioned glass. Garnish with the orange twist and enjoy.

 

Martinez cocktail

The Martinez
Before the martini, there was the Martinez. Originally made with a sweet gin, The Martinez is far more balanced when made with dry gin — especially because it also features sweet vermouth and cherry liqueur.

1 ounce Bombay Sapphire gin
1 ounce sweet vermouth
1 teaspoon cherry liqueur
2 dashes orange bitters
Orange or lemon twist for garnish

Glassware: Coupe or cocktail glass

Method: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add a handful of ice and stir well until it’s cold. Strain into the serving glass, garnish with the lemon or lime twist, and enjoy.

 

Gin Fizz

The Gin Fizz
The Gin Fizz is the perfect summertime cocktail. It’s effervescent and not too sweet. And don’t be freaked out by the egg white—they’ve been adding froth to the best cocktails for more than a century.

2 ounces Bombay Sapphire gin
1 large egg white
2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon simple syrup
1 dash orange bitters
Club soda or seltzer water
Lime twist for garnish

Glassware: Rocks or Collins glass.

Method: Add the gin, egg white, lime juice, simple syrup, and bitters to a cocktail shaker and shake for 30 seconds. Add handful of ice and shake for another 30 seconds.

Strain the mixture into the glass, then slowly add the club soda to the shaker to loosen remaining froth from the edges. Gently pour the froth onto the drink, top off with more soda, garnish with the lime twist and enjoy.