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8 Gin Cocktails for Summer

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Cocktails made with gin, a centuries old British spirit, are a delicious way to relax in the company of friends on luxury patio furniture at the end of a long day. With that in mind we wanted to share 8 delicious and easy gin cocktails suggestions for your summer drinks.

A Classic G&T
You simply cannot go wrong with a gin and tonic, a refreshing choice for any occasion. With many different types and flavours, there is a gin and tonic for everyone. A favourite of ours is Sibling Gin made locally to us in the Cotswolds, with their range of flavoured gins using fresh ingredients, as pictured below on our Oxley’s cast aluminium patio furniture.

Tom Collins
A refreshing and light cocktail served in a collins glass over ice. A mixture of gin, lemon juice, sugar and soda water, a simple yet classic cocktail to be enjoyed lounging on cast aluminium garden furniture.
Recipe:
– 50ml Gin
– 25ml lemon juice
– 25ml sugar syrup
– 125ml soda water
Stir and serve over ice with a slice of lemon.

French 75
A drink that dates back to World War 1, a strong and sparkling cocktail. The perfect refresher for a summers evening spent with friends.
Recipe:
– 50ml Gin
– 1tbsp lemon juice
– 1tbsp sugar syrup
– Champagne
Place the lemon juice, sugar syrup, gin and ice into a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a champagne flute and top with champagne.

Negroni
A classic cocktail and the perfect aperitif for any occasion. Made even simpler by Sibling Distillery and their Negroni gin, for a fresh and herbal flavour.
Recipe:
– 25ml Gin
– 25ml Vermouth
– 25ml Campari
Mix together and serve with a slice of orange and ice.

Gin Martini
Stirred not shaken! By simple stirring a combination of gin and vermouth with a dash of orange bitters, you create a silky texture that is a joy to drink.
Recipe:
– 150ml Gin
– 25ml Vermouth
– Dash of orange bitters
Stir the gin and vermouth in a refrigerated glass, strain into a cooled glass and garnish with olives.

Gin Fizz
One of New Orleans most famous cocktails, becoming popular in the 1990’s. A Gin Fizz is a great fizzy drink with a tangy taste to really tingle your tastebuds.
Recipe:
– 50ml Gin
– 25ml lemon juice
– 2tsp sugar syrup
– Sparkling water
Add gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup to a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a glass and add ice and sparkling water, garnish with a slice of lemon.

Gimlet
Simply described as gin with a spot of lime. Composed of fin, fresh lime and sugar this cocktail is classified as a gin sour.
Recipe:
– 50ml Gin
– 50ml lime cordial
Stir the lime, gin and ice in a glass then strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a lime slice.

Gin Mojito
A gin-based version of a classic Mojito. A great minty cocktail for any occasion, sure to go down well with all your guests.
Recipe:
– 50ml Gin
– Lime
– 3tsp sugar
-100ml soda water
Muddle mint, lime and sugar in a cocktail shaker then add the gin and ice, shake well. Pour into a tall glass and top with soda water, garnish with mind and a wedge of lime.

Invite your friends round for a cocktail evening and sit back and relax on your luxury patio furniture on a warm summers evening. The perfect way to spend a summers day.

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