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Gin cocktails

By Rasma RaistersPublished 2 months ago 3 min read

All across Europe gin first originated as a medicinal liquor made by monks and alchemists. The modern version of gin was modified in Flanders and the Netherlands. After its introduction gin became popular in England. It is produced from a wide range of herbal ingredients and flavored by juniper berries.

Among the most popular gin brands are:

Henrick’s Gin Scotland, Beefeater Dry Gin England, Citadelle Gin France, Bombay Sapphire East England, Dorothy Parker USA, Nikka Coffey Japan, Malfy Gin Con Limone Italy.

Aviation Cocktail

Despite the name never drink and fly or drive. The main ingredient in this cocktail is crème de violette making it a lovely purple color. The mix is gin, crème de violette, maraschino, and fresh lemon.

Breakfast Martini

The signature ingredient of this cocktail is orange marmalade. The combination is one to two teaspoons of orange marmalade, freshly squeezed lemon juice, gin, premium triple sec, and an orange twist.

Bee’s Knees

A sweet and tart cocktail mixing gin, honey syrup, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Once mixed shake well.

Classic Gin Martini

The classic martini cocktail must have gin. It is a mix of gin and dry vermouth. James Bond 007 said he preferred his martini shaken not stirred which is the best way to prepare this cocktail.

Corpse Reviver

The name alone makes you think this is a very strong cocktail. It is a mix of gin, Lillet Blanc, lime, orange liqueur, and a dash of absinthe.

Dirty Martini

This cocktail has a delicious saltiness to it. It is a mix of gin, dry vermouth, olive or brine juice, and olives for garnish.

Dubonnet Cocktail

This is a delicious cocktail replacing dry vermouth with Dubonnet Rouge, a rich, sweet wine with quinine and aromatics. The cocktail is a mix of gin and Dubonnet Rouge with a twist of lemon.


This cocktail is a delicious mix of gin, lime, raspberry, and ginger ale. The scent of the lime and raspberry are very inviting.


This is a cocktail for summer days. It is a mix of gin, lime, and simple syrup. You can use a homemade lime cordial or Rose’s lime juice.

Gin and Tonic

Always a refreshing cocktail, with the luscious scent of lime. It is a mix of gin and tonic water with a squeeze of lime. You are served the cocktail with lime in the glass.

Hanky Panky

This is a sweet gin martini prepared with Fernet-Branca, an herbal Italian digestive. It gives the drink a bitter accent to balance this gin and sweet vermouth cocktail.

Monkey Gland

An unusually named cocktail its main ingredients are gin and orange juice with a touch of grenadine. You can add a splash of absinthe.


A popular cocktail negroni is a mix of gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari.

New Orleans Fizz

This is a rather complicated cocktail that includes gin, citrus, syrup, cream, orange flower water, and egg whites. The egg adds creaminess to the drink and blends all the flavors together. It should be shaken well.

Singapore Sling

The basic cocktail is prepared with gin, citrus, cherry brandy, and soda. It is served over ice. Variations include pineapple, red wine or sloe gin, Benedictine, Cointreau, or grenadine.

Sparkling Borage Cocktail

You could call this a garden cocktail. It features the borage herb with its edible flowers that are used to create a syrup. The cocktail is a mix of gin, elderflower liqueur, borage simple syrup, freshly squeezed lime juice, and a splash of club soda.

The Last Word Cocktail

Is a tasty cocktail with an interesting combination of gin, Green Chartreus liqueur, maraschino liqueur, and lime juice.


About the Creator

Rasma Raisters

My passions are writing and creating poetry. I write for several sites online and have four themed blogs on Wordpress. Please follow me on Twitter.

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