Shake Up Your Summer with These Refreshing Gin Cocktail Recipes

Jun 21, 202313C Staff

As the sun shines brighter, there's nothing quite like a refreshing cocktail to beat the summer heat. And when it comes to elegant and versatile spirits, gin takes center stage. With its botanical flavors and crisp profile, gin lends itself perfectly to a myriad of cocktail creations. So, let's raise our glasses and discover some delightful gin cocktail recipes that will elevate your summer soirées to new heights!


Classic Gin and Tonic:

Let's begin with a timeless classic that never fails to impress. The gin and tonic is a simple yet sophisticated drink that highlights the unique characteristics of gin. Start by pouring a measure of your favorite gin over ice in a tall glass. Squeeze in some fresh lime juice and top it off with premium tonic water. Garnish with a slice of lime or a sprig of fresh rosemary, and voila! You have the perfect summer sipper.


Gin and Tonic cocktail




Elderflower Collins:

For a floral twist on the traditional Tom Collins, try this delightful Elderflower Collins. In a cocktail shaker, combine gin, elderflower liqueur, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and a touch of simple syrup. Shake vigorously and strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Top it off with sparkling water and garnish with a lemon twist. The result? A light and fragrant cocktail that captures the essence of summer.


Elderflower Collins Cocktail



  • 2 Handfuls ice
  • 60ml or 2fl oz Gin
  • 30ml or 1fl oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 15ml or 1/2fl elderflower cordial
  • Soda water (125ml or 4fl oz)
  • Lemon slice to garnish 


 Raspberry Gin Fizz:

If you're a fan of fruity cocktails, the Raspberry Gin Fizz will be right up your alley. In a mixing glass, muddle fresh raspberries to release their juicy goodness. Add gin, lemon juice, and a dash of simple syrup. Fill the glass with ice and shake well. Strain the mixture into a chilled glass and top it off with sparkling water. Garnish with a few raspberries and a sprig of mint for a picture-perfect presentation.


Gin Fizz Cocktail



  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3 ounces Tulchan Gin
  • 1 egg white
  • Soda water to serve

    Cucumber Basil Smash:

    When it comes to refreshing cocktails, the Cucumber Basil Smash hits all the right notes. In a cocktail shaker, muddle fresh cucumber slices and basil leaves to extract their flavors. Add gin, a squeeze of lime juice, and a touch of simple syrup. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice, and garnish with a cucumber wheel and a basil leaf. This cocktail is a cooling oasis on a hot summer day.


    Cucumber Basil Smash cocktail



    • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
    • 8 basil leaves
    • 8 slices of cucumber
    • 2 tbsp of sugar syrup
    • 50ml Gin
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice
    • Crushed ice
    • Splash of Tonic Water
    • Strips of cucumber
    • Few basil leaves to decorate


    French 75:

    Looking for a sophisticated gin cocktail to impress your guests? The French 75 is a sparkling delight that combines gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and champagne. Shake the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a champagne flute and top it off with chilled champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist, and let the bubbles work their magic.


    French 75 Cocktail



    • 1 ounce Gin
    • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
    • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
    • 3 ounces Lanson Champagne
    • Garnish lemon twist



    As the temperatures rise and summer beckons, gin cocktails offer a refreshing escape. From the classic Gin and Tonic to the elegant French 75, these cocktail recipes showcase the versatility of gin. So, channel your inner mixologist, experiment with botanicals and flavors, and toast to the joys of summer with a glass filled with the tantalizing spirit of gin. Cheers to a season of delightful sips and unforgettable moments!


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