How To Drink Gin

The best ways how to drink Gin is a matter of taste and bartending skills. A popular Gin cocktail is a Gimlet which is a simple alternative to drinking a Martini. Another easy way to drink Gin is to mix a Gibson with Gin and Dry Vermouth with a pearl onion. The most basic of all Gin drinks is a Gin and Tonic which is mixed in a tall glass over ice.

Gin and Tonic

To make a Gin and tonic, you will need:

  • 2 ounces Gin
  • 5 ounces Tonic water
  • wedge of Lime
  1. Fill a highball glass ¾ full with ice.
  2. Pour the Gin over the ice. Fill the glass the rest of the way with tonic water. Stir well and garnish with a wedge of fresh lime.

Gimlet

To make a Gimlet, you will need:

  • 2 ounces Gin
  • ½ ounce Lime Juice
  • Wedge of Lime
  1. Chill a Martini glass. Rinse a martini glass with clear water and place in the freezer while still wet for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker. Combine the Gin and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake well to mix and dilute the ingredients. Strain into a chilled martini glass and give the Gimlet a lime squeeze before serving.

Gibson

To make a Gibson, you will need:

  • 2 ounces Gin
  • 2 drops Dry Vermouth
  • Pearl Onion
  1. Chill a Martini glass. Rinse a martini glass with clear water and place in the freezer while still wet for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker. Combine Gin and Dry Vermouth in a cocktail shaker and fill the shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a pearl onion. 

Tips : Lemon can be used as a substitute for fresh lime. Do not use store brand or plain wrap Gin. Do not sacrifice quality for price.

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