If you’re one of the few people who enjoys drinking gin, you’ll enjoy this list of 10 easiest gin drinks for summer.
I’m one of the rare people whose go-to drink involves gin. I don’t know many others like me, but I really enjoy drinking a simple gin and tonic, and I’m picky about my choice of gin. If it’s not good gin, it’s not a good gin and tonic. From what I gather at bar conversations with friends, most people either love gin or they hate gin. Personally, I think it’s just a refreshing drink, even though tonic water has way more sugar than I would normally prefer. However, as summer is approaching and warm weather draws everyone out to happy hours on rooftop bars, or by the poolside, we all want a nice, refreshing drink after a long day’s work.
Whether you like the taste or not, we’ve all definitely heard about gin and maybe even tasted it in a random cocktail. As we prepare for the summer, we decided to come up with our own list of some fun gin drinks you might enjoy. In doing so, we also found some interesting facts about the alcohol. It is generally thought to be an English drink, but it actually originates from Holland. The predominant flavor of gin comes from juniper berries and it has had a long-standing tradition since the Middle Ages. In the Eighty Years’ War when English soldiers supported the Dutch against Spain, the English soldiers drank Gin as it calmed their nerves before the battle. I can definitely believe this when I think about the effects of gin.
If you want something not as potent as what those English soldiers were drinking, you can read our article about 11 easiest alcoholic drinks to digest.
To come up with our list of easiest gin drinks for summer, we used sources like The Webtender where you can find thousands of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic as well. We definitely know that there are lots drinks containing Gin, and not surprisingly we found hundreds of recipes with it. Because there are so many to choose from, we focused on only those that can be made with a maximum of two or three ingredients and we have ranked them regarding the votes they have received so far.
Now let’s take a look at some of the 10 easiest gin drinks for summer to cool you off on a hot summer’s day.
10. Leap Frog Highball
– 2 oz Gin
– Juice of ½ lemon
– Ginger ale
Pour gin and lemon juice over ice cubes in a highball glass. Fill with ginger ale, stir and serve it in highball glass of course.
9. 6 Billy Taylor
– 2 oz Gin
– Juice of 1/2 lemon
– Soda water
Put ice cubes into a Collins glass, then pour lemon juice and Gin over the cubes. Fill it with soda water, stir and serve.
8. Bulldog cocktail
– 1.5 oz Cherry brandy
– ¾ oz Gin
– Juice of 1/2 lime
It’s best shaken and served in a cocktail glass.
– 33 cl Battery
– 4 cl dry Gin (Gordon’s is the best)
– 10 cubes of ice
It is very simple to make, just mix all and serve cold in a highball glass.
6. Blue Cowboy
– Crushed ice
– 1.5 oz Gin
– 0.5 oz Blue Curacao
Half-fill a mixing glass with crushed ice, add the other two ingredients, stir well, and serve it in a cocktail glass!
5. Coco Chanel
– 1 oz Gin
– 1 oz Kahlua
– 2 oz Cream
Coming in at number 5 of 10 easiest gin drinks for summer is a classic drink named after a classy lady. Shake all the ingredients with ice and serve it in a lowball ice or in a martini glass.
– 1.5 oz Gin (Bombay Sapphire is recommended)
– 0.5 oz Cointreau
– Juice of 1/2 lemon
For the number four on our list of easiest gin drinks for summer, put ice cubes into a shaker, add Cointreau, gin, and lemon juice to them, shake hard for 30 seconds and serve up in a cocktail glass with a lemon twist as garnish.
3. Alexander (Original)
– 2 cl Gin
– 2 cl Crème de Cacao
– 2 cl Cream
Shake all the ingredients with ice, strain and serve in a cocktail glass. This drink was originally created by Albert the Bartender at the Chatam Hotel in Paris in 1928.
2. 69 Special
– 2 oz Gin (Gordon’s the best for it)
– 4 oz 7-up
– 0.75 oz Lemon juice
As it is an ordinary drink you can have it from an ordinary glass. Just pour 2 oz Gin and add 4 oz of 7-up plus, the lemon juice. If you find it too strong, you can add more 7-Up to it. And now, let’s see the number one on our list of easiest gin drinks for summer.
1. Gin Gin
This double gin- named drink has only 2 ingredients and the most votes.
– 1 part Gin
-3 parts Ginger ale
First pour 1 part Gin to a cocktail glass and then pour ginger ale over the Gin.
+1 Gin and Tonic
It’s my personal favorite, and apparently that of a lot of others. That’s also why it comes in at the very top of our list.
– 2 oz Gin
– 5 oz Tonic water
– 1 lime wedge
Take a highball glass; pour gin and tonic water into the glass filled with ice cubes previously. Stir well, and serve it with a lime wedge as a garnish!
Now that we have served you with the 10 easiest gin drinks for summer, you’ll able to make a good choice on which ones to make or order!