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Make in Minutes: 5 Gin Cocktails
Add the in-thing to your in-thing gin repertoire. These quick and easy gin cocktail recipes can be created in minutes: giving you more time to enjoy the party.
Gin is now more popular than when it was in Dicken’s day, and therefore a good time to learn some simple recipes that don’t need any fancy equipment for, you can even use a jam jar as a cocktail shaker.
To get your juices flowing, here are a few pointers to boost your cocktail-making poise:
It’s best to use fresh citrus juices with a balance of 20ml to 15ml of sugar syrup (50-50 sugar and water).
Created by legendary bartender Dick Bradsell.
20ml sugar syrup
20ml lemon juice
10ml crème de mure
Berries or lemon zest for garnish
A measure of dry gin, shake together with the lemon and sugar syrup, pour over crushed ice, drizzle the crème de mure through the drink. Garnish with lemon zest or fresh berries. A true party pleaser.
The French 75 is less boozy than some others but is better for the fizz.
10ml orange liqueur
Prosecco, Champers or whateves, the fizz of your choice
Mix the gin, orange liqueur and lemon juice in a flute and top with chilled bubbly.
If you want to show off, make your own elderflower cordial, it’s well worth it, otherwise it’s off to the supermarket.
10ml sugar syrup
10ml elderflower cordial
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.
Sloe Gin Fizz
Wintery sloe gin with a mean cocktail kick.
50ml sloe gin
20ml egg whites
Shake together sloe gin, lemon, sugar syrup, a rosemary sprig and the fresh egg white with ice. Then, to ensure maximum froth, shake without the ice. Serve straight up in a wine glass with a fresh rosemary sprig.
Italian wisdom suggests you need to drink three of these before you begin to love them and who are we to argue?
25ml sweet vermouth
Pour the gin, sweet vermouth and Campari into your favourite rocks glass over ice. Stir, then, zest the orange over the glass and add the citrus to the potion. This one doesn’t need minutes, it’s done in seconds.
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