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Gin is a fantastically versatile spirit that can help create some of the tastiest cocktails. Here’s a look at some easy gin cocktails for you to try!

A fascinating spirit gin can be exciting to explore. Different gins are produced using a variety of botanicals. This allows for each brand to have different flavour profiles, giving you lots to try. Gin isn’t just versatile due to the botanicals used to create it. It can be used as the foundation for many brilliant cocktails. Dry gin makes for a great base for gin cocktails, but you’ll also find that pink gin is a popular cocktail addition.

With its expertly balanced botanicals, Cotswold Dry Gin is an excellent choice for gin cocktails. We’ve taken a look at some of our favourite drinks from their cocktail suggestions.

Easy Gin Cocktails to Try

Cotswold Garden

Cotswold Garden - easy gin cocktails

A quintessentially British cocktail, this mix of ingredients creates a fresh drink that you’ll just want to keep making.

Ingredients

50ml Cotswold Dry Gin

25ml Elderflower Liqueur

12.5ml Fresh Lime Juice

75ml Pressed Apple Juice

Method

Put all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to mix and then strain into an ice-filled glass. Finish with a slice of cucumber and a sprig of mint.

Negroni

Negroni - easy gin cocktails

This is one of the most classic gin cocktails that you have likely heard of. It’s a straight cocktail with no fuss. This simple mix creates a perfect balance between sweet vermouth, bittersweet Campari and luxuriously fresh dry gin.

Ingredients

25ml Cotswold Dry Gin

25ml Campari Bitters

25ml Sweet Vermouth

Method

Put all ingredients into a classic glass filled with ice. Give it a stir and embellish with a twist of grapefruit.

Elderflower Martini

Elderflower Martini - easy gin cocktails

This is one of our favourite easy gin cocktails, that offers fresh woody notes and a delicate finish.

Ingredients

50ml Cotswold Dry Gin

22ml Elderflower Liqueur

12.5ml Pineau des Charentes

8ml Dry Vermouth

Method

Shake all ingredients in a shaker full of ice. Strain into a martini glass and finish with some lime peel or a sprig of elderflower.

Bramble

Bramble - easy gin cocktails

One of many classic gin cocktails, this drink is a contemporary twist on a favourite. The hint of lime complements the citrus botanicals that are used in the award-winning Cotswold Dry Gin.

Ingredients

50ml Cotswold Dry Gin

25ml Lime Juice

12.5ml Sugar Syrup

12.5ml Créme de Mûre

Method

Mix gin, lime and sugar in an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into a classic glass filled with crushed ice. Drizzle with a splash of Créme de mûre and finish with some fresh blackberries and a slice of lime.

Velvet Alexander

Velvet Alexander - easy gin cocktails

One of our top picks for easy gin cocktails, this drink is silky smooth and well-balanced. The gin cuts through the advocaat and sherry, creating a delightful drink with depth and character. This is complemented by the hint of nutty flavour.

Ingredients

45ml Cotswold Dry Gin

45ml Advocaat

20ml Medium-Sweet Sherry

Method

Shake all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with some grated nutmeg.

 

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