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:

Alpine Negroni
One of the major problems with having a homebar is that when you open a normal sized bottle of vermouth
Cocktail topped with lime wedge garnish
Far Eastern Nitro Gimlet
Recipe for a gin gimlet with lime cordial. Making lime cordial is easy and straightforward.
Ice cube with sprig in glass with clear cocktail on white placemat
Clarified Gin Milk Punch
Classic clarified gin milk cocktail.
Pepper Unicorn
A little and tequilla in this negroni
Cocktail with two large bottles behind it and one small bottle to the left
Straits Sling
Drier precursor to the Singapore Sling.
Cocktail on blue coaster next to coaster and two celery sticks
Celery Gimlet
Lovechild of a gimlet and Bloody Mary
Friday Cynar Negroni
This bitter Negroni is the best way to jump start the weekend
Tea mug filled with reddish liquid with coffee beans in front of it on top of cutting board
Woken Cadaver
Coffee, cacao, and amaro cocktail from Saskatoon.
Cocktail with lemon twist in the middle against gold and blue backdrop
Attention Cocktail
1915 classic remade with reasonable proportions.
The Golden Compass
Delicious post-Indian digestif
Humuhumunukunukuapua’a
Impossible to pronounce gin based tiki drink
Orange cocktail next to gin bottle with blue label with buildings behind
The Aftershock
Cocktail featuring faultline and coffee liquor.
Cocktail next to a piece of ginger on top of print with Chinese characters
Domaine de Canton Ginger Negroni
Italian classic with a drop of China.
Cocktail with lime garnish and beautiful view
Belly Flop
Spirit forward cocktail with terroir gin
Green Ghost cocktail with lime garnish on multi colored surface
Green Ghost Cocktail
Flavor to Match the Beauty
Cocktail with a dark bottle behind it to the right and a red topped bottle behind it to the left
Bijou
Shimmering, Strong Cocktail Featuring Green Chartreuse
Green cocktail next to a lime and next to a bottle of Green Chartreuse VEP
Last Word
Nearly lost, prohibition era cocktail
Champagne glass with bubbles on top on marble
The French 75
Champagne cocktail that packs a powerful punch
Cocktail with lime garnish
The Aviation Cocktail
Pre-prohibition era masterpiece