Food - Drink
23 Cocktails To Try If You Like Drinking Gin
By JESSICA MERRITT and BRETT LLENOS SMITH
Salty Dog
With just two main ingredients­—gin and grapefruit juice—the salty dog is easy to whip up on the fly, but don’t forget the salted rim because it helps balance out the sour edge of the grapefruit. To try it, mix two parts grapefruit juice with one part gin, preferably a dry gin that won’t overpower the drink.
Gin and Tonic
With just ice, gin, tonic water, and a twist of lime, the G&T is another simple yet classic drink. Aside from being made with a few simple ingredients, the gin and tonic can be dressed up any way you wish, such as a hint of mint, cucumber, or a sprig of rosemary.
The #1 Crush
Made with sparkling rosé, gin (or vodka), Campari, and citrus juices, this cocktail is a refreshing option for warm days. To make it yourself, combine 1 ½ ounce dry gin, ½ ounce Campari, ½ ounce honey, ¾ ounce lemon juice, and ½ ounce orange juice, and finish with a splash of sparkling rosé.
Gimlet
The gimlet is a little sweet, tart, and acidic all at once, making it a refreshingly complex cocktail in a world that tends toward the super sweet. Made with two parts gin, one part fresh lime juice and one part simple syrup, this cocktail is a light and refreshing spritzer with a lot of flavors and a wonderfully alluring color.
Tom Collins
The fact is, there is no Tom Collins, but rather ‌the drink gets its name from a practical joke that bar patrons would play on each other in the 19th century. While the joke didn’t stick around, the drink is now a classic cocktail made with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and club soda.