24 Gin Cocktail Recipes to Make for Any Occasion
From classic tonic-based beverages to colorful cocktails, see how we shake (or stir) things up with gin.
Gin is a staple on bar carts everywhere—it's a liquor that's usually infused with juniper berries, as well as other herbal botanicals such as mugwort, wild thyme, meadowsweet, chamomile, and birch. You may also find it infused with cucumber and rose petals. You can use the spirit to make classic gin cocktails such as a lime-based gimlet or a gin and tonic, or more creative concoctions like the Pink Gin Martini that's pictured here. This particular drink gets its soft pink hue from maraschino cherries and its delicate fruity flavor from cherry liqueur, blanc vermouth, and aromatic bitters. This recipe serves two, which makes it just right for serving on Valentine's Day or date night at home.
We also have a handy how-to guide for making a well-balanced gin and tonic. Our go-to recipe calls for three parts tonic water and one part gin, plus plenty of ice and fresh lime for a garnish. Of course, feel free to get creative and add cucumber slices or a lemon twist for a refreshing dash of brightness. We're sharing additional aromatic and flavorful versions of the timeless gin and tonic that are made with unexpected garnishes like fresh basil or rosemary.
Gin also pairs beautifully with St. Germain, a French elderflower liqueur that's bursting with a fresh, floral, and slightly fruity aroma. It perks up gin in a way that makes you immediately want to sip it at a summer garden party. We have gin cocktail recipes that pair the two together for one delicious drink.
Whether you consider yourself a pro mixologist or a beginner bartender, these gin cocktail recipes will instantly strengthen your shaking and stirring skills.
Gin and Tonic
Master the art of one of the most classic drinks of all time with this step-by-step guide for the gin cocktail.
Aperol Gin Punch
The secret to this pale purple gin cocktail is crème de violette, which has a pronounced floral flavor and eye-catching color.
A large cocktail onion and pimento-stuffed olives bring a sharp, slightly spicy flavor to this two-ingredient gin cocktail recipe.
Lillet Rose Spring Cocktail
If you've never made a cocktail with Lillet before, you're in for a real treat. The lovely fortified French wine is packed with botanicals, which make it a delightful complement in this grapefruit and gin cocktail recipe.
Strawberry-Cucumber Gin-Elderflower Spritz
Pomegranate liqueur introduces tart flavor and a deep red color in this gin cocktail recipe that gets even more brightness from a combination of lemon juice and lemon wedges.
St-Germain, Gin, and Plum Cocktail
All you need are three ingredients to make one strong sip: gin, St. Germain (or any other elderflower liqueur), and thin slices of fresh plums.
Campari, Gin, and Orange
Clement Creole Shrubb is a spiced orange liqueur that binds bitter Campari and fragrant gin in this cocktail.
There's nothing too sour or too sweet about this gin cocktail recipe—it's a refreshing blend of homemade Lemon-Mint simple syrup, plus gin and elderflower liqueur. It's just the thing to sip on outdoors as soon as the flowers begin to bloom.
Both fresh rosemary and an infused simple syrup highlight the subtle earthy tones of gin in this cocktail recipe that serves one.
Pink Gin Fizz
This gin cocktail recipe will instantly transport you to the tropics no matter where you are, thanks to a sunset-inspired combination of orange juice and pink grapefruit juice.
Basil French 75
Pineapple Gin "Kir"
Boozy Frozen Lemonade
Keep this big-batch, frosty gin cocktail recipe on hand for a hot summer day. Preparing the cocktail starts by making a tarragon simple syrup and then mixing it with lemon juice and water; the mixture is frozen and then blended into a refreshing slushie.
Our classic gimlet pairs gin with lime juice and a lime wedge in this timeless cocktail recipe.
Cucumber Southside Fizz
Dress up this spinoff on a traditional Southside cocktail with cucumber slices and our homemade cucumber-lemon gin.
Gordon's Breakfast Cocktail
Tomolive brine, which is the spicy pickling brine used for green olives, is used in this gin and vermouth cocktail.