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5 Essential Summer Gin Cocktails

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Summer is well and truly here (for the moment) so get out and enjoy it, there‘s nothing better than sitting in the garden or outside your favourite gin joint, so load up on the fruit and ice, these G&T cocktails will send you to heaven, because nothing is more heavenly than a deliciously light and fruity gin cocktail, whether it’s gin and Prosecco, a tropical gin punch or pink gin on ice, here’s some of the best gin cocktails for summer sippin’.

Elderflower & Raspberry G&T

Ingredients:

50ml Elderflower gin

25ml Lemon juice

15ml Raspberry gomme (a drink sweetener commonly used instead of simple syrup in many classic cocktail recipes)

5 raspberries

Schweppes tonic


Method:

Add gin, lemon juice and gomme, mix-up and top with ice.

Top with tonic and garnish with raspberries and a lime wedge.


Gin and Grapefruit Cocktail

Ingredients:

50ml gin

75ml grapefruit juice

Dash angostura bitters

Half a pinch Maldon sea salt


Method:

Dry shake the salt, grapefruit and gin for 10 seconds

Pour over an ice-filled tumbler


Floradora Cocktail

Ingredients:

50ml gin

25ml lime juice

25ml Chambord

Ginger beer to top up

Lime to garnish


Method:

Add the gin, Chambord and lime to an ice-filled highball glass

Stir for a few seconds to blend

Top up with ginger beer

Squeeze a segment of lime then drop it in the glass


Pink Gin and Lemonade

Ingredients:

50ml Greenall’s Wild Berry Gin

100ml Premium Lemonade

Berries to Garnish


Method:

Fill a Copa glass with ice.

Pour in Greenall’s Wild Berry Gin and top with a premium tonic water or lemonade.

Garnish with a berry of choice


Elderflower Collins

Ingredients:

50ml gin

20ml lemon

10ml sugar syrup

10ml elderflower cordial

Sparkling water


Method:

Shake the gin with the lemon, sugar and a dash of elderflower. Pour over rock ice and lengthen with sparkling water. Change up the water to sparkling wine for an Elderflower Royale and garnish with a sprig of your favourite herb. 

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