7 Gin Cocktails You Can Make at Home

Quarantini, anyone?

This is a no-tonic zone. 

Don't get us wrong, we love a good G&T as much as the next person, but with a renaissance of superb gins upon us (both Irish produced and imported) it seems a shame to relegate this flavorful, diverse spirit to a single spritz.

To that end, we've reached out to some of the best mixologists in the country to put together a collection of some of the best gin-forward cocktails around to prove that yes, you really do like gin, even if you don't know it yet.

Gin Sour

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Micil Irish Gin 
  • 25ml fresh orange juice 
  • 30ml simple sugar syrup 
  • 1⁄2 egg white 
  • Ice
  • Slice of orange peel 

Method:

  1. Add the gin, orange juice, sugar syrup and egg white to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled glass. 
  3. Garnish with a slice of orange peel before serving and enjoy. 

To read the full recipe, courtesy of Micil Irish Gin, click here. 

Blackwater Cloverclub

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Blackwater No5 Gin
  • 30ml lemon juice
  • Two spoons of good raspberry jam or raspberry liqueur
  • 1 egg white

Method:

1. Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker
2. Shake vigorously until well frosted.
3.  Double strain into a chilled-cocktail glass and garnish with raspberries
4. Serve immediately

To read the full recipe courtest of Blackwater Gin, click here.

Atlantic Twist  

Ingredients:         

  • 50ml Dingle Gin
  • 70ml grapefruit juice
  • 35ml sugar syrup
  • 25ml lime juice
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Slice of lime or grapefruit, for garnish

Method: 

  1. Chill a martini glass.
  2. Add all ingredients, except the garnish, to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake thoroughly. Double strain into a chilled martini glass.
  3. Garnish with lime or grapefruit. 

To read the full recipe courtesy of Dingle Gin, click here. 

Connemara Collins 

Ingredients:

  • A handful of fresh blueberries 
  • 50ml Micil Irish Gin 
  • 30ml lemon juice 
  • Soda water 
  • Ice

Method:

  1. Add six blueberries to a cocktail shaker and muddle. 
  2. Add the gin, lemon juice and simple sugar syrup to the shaker. 
  3. Shake and strain into slim jim tumbler glass filled with ice.
  4. Top up the glass with your choice of soda water and garnish with the remaining blueberries to serve.

To read the full recipe, courtesy of Micil Irish Gin, click here. 

Dingle Bramble 

Ingredients:              

  • 50ml Dingle Gin
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 15ml Crème de Mure
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • Lemon slice or blackberries, to garnish

Method  

  1. Fill a whiskey glass with crushed ice.
  2. Pour all the ingredients, except for the garnish, into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Strain into the ice-filled whiskey glass and garnish with lemon or blackberry.

To read the full recipe courtesy of Dingle Gin, click here. 

the bee's knees

Ingredients:

  • 10ml runny honey
  • 5ml water
  • 50ml Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin
  • 15ml fresh lemon juice

Method:

  1. Stir the honey into the water until it 
    has dissolved to make a syrup.
  2. Pour the honey mixture into a cocktail shaker with the gin, lemon juice and a couple of ice cubes. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass.

To read the full recipe, courtesy of Food and Wine, click here.

Gin Martini 

Ingredients:

  • 70 ml Micil Irish Gin 
  • 5ml dry vermouth 
  • Ice
  • Lemon rind to garnish

Method:

  1. Chill a martini glass. 
  2. Add the gin and dry vermouth to a cocktail shaker with ice and stir until the liquid doubles in height.
  3. Strain into the chilled glass and garnish with the lemon rind. 

To read the full recipe, courtesy of Micil Irish Gin, click here. 

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