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published time By Liveinstyle published time 25 Aug, 2014 Share image 0 Shares

First used in the 17th century, Gin is a popular alcoholic drink that is very smooth to drink; hence, it is generally blended with various ingredients to form a smooth cocktail. An alcohol with a mixed history, it tastes best the same way. Given below are a few Gin cocktails that will tickle your taste buds.


Tom Collins

Few drinks are as refreshing as the Tom Collins on a sultry afternoon. Combine some delicious Gin along with superfine sugar and club soda and blend it with lemon juice to give it a citric twist, all in a glass full of cracked ice for an added cooling effect. For the best authentic experience, make sure to serve in a Collins Glass.


Classic and strong, this lip-smacking delicious concoction is prepared by mixing gin, vermouth and Campari in a double rocks glass and is garnished with the twist of an orange peel. Savour the flavour of this tangy blend as you rejuvenate in your backyard on a summer afternoon.


If you like a few extra twists of lemon in your spirit, then this is the drink for you. This easy-to-make cocktail is gin based, kissed with a hint of mint, and splashed with some lime. Well-shaken, the mix is then poured into an ice-filled goblet, topped with soda water and enjoyed with a minty garnish that freshens you up with its first sip.

Cucumber Gimlet

Feel as cool as a cucumber as you drink this blend of cucumber puree and gin, sip by sip. Start making this delightful drink by adding four to five sliced pieces of cucumber, followed by some fresh lime and a hint of simple syrup. Don’t forget to top it up with a few ice cubes.

Passion Fruit Mint

This tropical cocktail makes for the perfect summer day drink. First, blend a serving of passion fruit with some smooth Blue Riband Gin. Add a hint of fresh mint along with a small helping of honey, and watch as this swirls around the fruity core of this concoction; follow it up with some more Gin for added strength and shake well for half a minute. Strain it into a glass, and garnish it with a mint leaf.

The Admiral Benbow

For those who like things the old fashioned way, look no further than the iconic Admiral Benbow. This sweet-tasting cocktail does a great job of amplifying the already lively flavour of gin. Pour the gin and dry vermouth into a mixing glass and top it with some ice cubes. Add a dash of lime juice and stir well. Tip it into an old-fashioned glass and garnish with a Maraschino Cherry.


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