Sometimes cocktails can seem like a bit of an effort – but they don’t have to be. It’s possible to make home made gin cocktails that are very easy to make and just as tasty as their complicated cousins.
Most of the cocktails featured here involve only 3 ingredients and can often be made using common ingredients that you’ll have lying around the kitchen.
Hopefully these recipes won’t involve a trip to the shops and will encourage you to spend a little bit of time for maximum reward.
Have fun making cocktails that don’t require a barista qualification but still look and taste like gin bar quality.
How to Make Easy Home Made Gin Cocktails
Cucumber Gin Cooler
The botanicals in gin compliment cucumber perfectly so this is a natural fit. And who hasn’t got a spare bit of cucumber hanging around the fridge?
This may look like a refreshing mineral water but remember it’s pretty potent!
- 50ml London Dry gin
- 80ml soda water
- 5 cucumber slices
- Muddle the cucumber in the bottom of a glass, top with ice, gin, and soda water
- Garnish with cucumber and a mint sprig.
If you haven’t tried gin and tea cocktails, now is the time to experiment. Add in some Vitamin C-rich citrus and you’ve got a matcha made in heaven!
- 50ml gin
- 1 citrus tea bag
- Low-calorie tonic water, to top
- Lime to garnish
- Place the gin and citrus tea bag in a glass and leave to infuse for 2 minutes.
- Remove the te bag, fill the glass with ice cubes and top up with low-calorie tonic water.
- Stir and garnish with lime slices.
Pink Gin Fizz
- 40ml pink gin
- 80ml Prosecco
- Fresh lemon juice
- Mix the pink gin with Prosecco in a flute or highball.
- Squeeze in some lemon juice and stir.
If you’re looking for an easy home made gin cocktail that also looks the part then allow us to take you to an Eastern Sunset.
Imagine you’re on holiday as you sip, but don’t daydream and drink too quickly because this baby packs a punch!
- 50ml gin
- 50ml Cointreau
- 25ml orange juice
- Pineapple or orange to garnish
- Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with some ice.
- Shake well, then strain into 2 chilled Martini glasses.
- Garnish with an orange or pineapple slice.
Who would have thought you could make a bonafide classic cocktail with only three ingredients?
Well, actually most of the classics are very simple; quality is rarely complicated.
- 25ml gin
- 25ml lemon juice
- 2 tbs honey
- Add gin and honey to a shaker and stir until the honey dissolves.
- Add the lemon juice and top up with ice. Shake well.
- Strain into a martini glass and garnish with an orange zest twist.
Easy home made gin cocktails don’t come any easier than this – or zestier! The gimlet is refreshing, tangy and packed full of vitamin C.
- 2 1/2 measures gin
- 1/2 measure lime cordial
- 1/2 measure lime juice
- Lime wheel to garnish
- Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake well.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass with ice and garnish with a lime wheel.
We couldn’t leave without including perhaps the most famous cocktail of them all. Especially when it’s one of the easiest home made gin cocktails but also one of the classiest.
Impress guests with the elegance, sophistication and style of the classic Martini.
- 3 measures gin
- 1/2 measure dry vermouth
- Stuffed green olives to garnish
- Put 6-8 ice cubes into a mixing glass.
- Pour over the vermouth and gin and stir vigorously and evenly without splashing.
- Strain into a chilled Martini glass and garnish with green olives on a cocktail stick.