Gin Cocktails

Gin: the first flavored vodka.

Gins are often defined by juniper flavors, but can often contain a bouquet of botanicals like lavender and citrus. Like vodka, gin usually starts life as fruit or grain which is fermented to 5-10% alcohol over the course of a few days. The fermented product is then distilled to raise its alcohol concentration. Most types of gin are then re-distilled in a still with a “gin basket” so flavors of the botanicals are drawn into the spirit as it passes through each section of the still.

Because of its herbal taste and the variety of infusions possible, gin is a workhorse as a base spirit for cocktails, and has been for centuries.

Gin is incredibly fun to make cocktails with, and with the variety of new gins being introduced (including some barrel-aged gin expressions), the possibilities are endless. Some of favorite gin recipes are:

the highlight of the last Negroni Week was Wildhawk's Breakfast Negroni cocktail. The star ingredient is the Cocoa Puff infused Read more
cocktail with a long stem in front of bananas and green plant
Plantains are never the stars of the show. The starchy cooking bananas are a lot like the malt that makes Read more
I came across a recipe from Tamara's Table named simply "Grape and Gin" cocktail. I am usually skeptical of food Read more
The Groundhog's Day Negroni is a quarantine-approved Negroni with aged Hampden spirit and a lot of gin. Read more
Beet and Shochu in a delicious tiki style gin drink. Read more
One of the major problems with having a homebar is that when you open a normal sized bottle of vermouth Read more
Cocktail topped with lime wedge garnish
Recipe for a gin gimlet with lime cordial. Making lime cordial is easy and straightforward. Read more
Ice cube with sprig in glass with clear cocktail on white placemat
Classic clarified gin milk cocktail. Read more
A little and tequilla in this negroni Read more
Cocktail with two large bottles behind it and one small bottle to the left
Drier precursor to the Singapore Sling. Read more
Cocktail on blue coaster next to coaster and two celery sticks
Lovechild of a gimlet and Bloody Mary Read more
This bitter Negroni is the best way to jump start the weekend Read more
Tea mug filled with reddish liquid with coffee beans in front of it on top of cutting board
Coffee, cacao, and amaro cocktail from Saskatoon. Read more
Cocktail with lemon twist in the middle against gold and blue backdrop
1915 classic remade with reasonable proportions. Read more
Delicious post-Indian digestif Read more
Impossible to pronounce gin based tiki drink Read more
Orange cocktail next to gin bottle with blue label with buildings behind
Cocktail featuring faultline and coffee liquor. Read more
Cocktail next to a piece of ginger on top of print with Chinese characters
Italian classic with a drop of China. Read more
Cocktail with lime garnish and beautiful view
Spirit forward cocktail with terroir gin Read more
Green Ghost cocktail with lime garnish on multi colored surface
Flavor to Match the Beauty Read more
Cocktail with a dark bottle behind it to the right and a red topped bottle behind it to the left
Shimmering, Strong Cocktail Featuring Green Chartreuse Read more
Green cocktail next to a lime and next to a bottle of Green Chartreuse VEP
Nearly lost, prohibition era cocktail Read more
Champagne glass with bubbles on top on marble
Champagne cocktail that packs a powerful punch Read more
Cocktail with lime garnish
Pre-prohibition era masterpiece Read more