Gin Drinks

Want to know how to make four of the most popular gin drinks? Gin drinks are both popular and easy to make. Only have a few basic ingredients on hand? No problem. You don’t have to have a stocked liquor cabinet or be an expert bartender to whip up these crowd-pleasing cocktails.

The Classic Martini

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 bottle of good quality gin
  • 1 bottle of dry vermouth
  • 1 lemon or olives
  • 1 chilled martini glass
  • 1 stainless steel shaker
  • Ice
  1. In stainless steel shaker, pour two parts gin and one part dry vermouth over ice.
  2. Stir ingredients together for approximately twenty seconds, then strain into a chilled martini glass.
  3. Add a lemon twist or a few green olives for garnish. 

Gin and Tonic

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 bottle of good quality gin
  • 1 bottle of tonic water
  • 1 lime
  • 1 old fashioned glass
  • 1 stir stick or spoon
  • Ice
  1. In a generous-sized old-fashioned glass pour two ounces of gin over a bed of ice.
  2. Pour enough tonic water to fill the glass until it’s almost full.
  3. Squeeze a lime wedge into the glass and add as a garnish.
  4. Stir gently.

The Gimlet

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 bottle of good quality gin
  • 1 bottle of Roses lime juice
  • 1 stainless steel shaker
  • 1 lime
  • 1 martini glass
  • Ice
  1. In a stainless steel shaker, pour two ounces of gin, one half ounces of fresh lime juice and one half ounces of Roses lime juice over ice.
  2. Shake ingredients well and strain into a chilled martini glass.
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Tom Collins

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • 1 bottle of club soda
  • Lemon juice, fresh or bottled
  • Simple syrup (you can make your own or purchase a bottle at the liquor store)
  • Ice
  1. In an old fashioned glass, pour one and one half ounces of gin, one half ounces of simple syrup and one ounce of lemon juice over a bed of ice.
  2. Stir well and top with club soda.
  3. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and an orange slice.

Having a party? Need a refreshing cocktail at the end of the day? Pick up a bottle of gin and add these classic gin drinks to your bartending repertoire today. 

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