RANKED: The 10 Best Gin Cocktails

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RANKED: The 10 Best Gin Cocktails

10. Gimlet

Ingredients:

“Just renewed my gin membership!”

  • 50ml gin
  • 50ml lime cordial
  • Ice
  • Slice of lime

Supposedly made for naval ships to help prevent scurvy, the Gimlet does have a bit of a medicine vibe about it, but it’s still delicious when it’s well-executed.

Taste: 6/10

Instagrammability Rating: 4/10


9. Martini

“Knock knock, it’s cocktail o’clock!”

Ingredients:
  • 60ml gin
  • 1 tbsp dry vermouth
  • Twist of lemon peel

We have it on good authority that a martini should be stirred not shaken, so 007 can 00-do one! Classic, refined, delicious!

Taste: 8/10

Instagrammability Rating: 5/10


8. Bee’s Knees

“Nowhere I’d rather bee!”

Ingredients:
  • 50 ml gin
  • 75ml lemon juice
  • 75ml honey syrup

There’s a lot of buzz about the Bee’s Knees cocktail and rightly so, this Prohibition classic is a zesty sensation that will leave you wanting more. Un-bee-lievable!

Taste: 8/10

Instagrammability Rating: 6/10


7. Tom Collins

“Eat, Sleep, Gin, Repeat.”

Ingredients:
  • 50ml gin
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 25ml sugar syrup
  • 125ml soda water

This timeless classic has robustly stood the test of time because it’s been perfected down to a fine art. And this really is our kind of art!

Taste: 8/10

Instagrammability Rating: 6/10


6. Negroni

“Don’t cry over spilt milk… it could’ve been a cocktail!”

Ingredients:
  • 25ml gin
  • 25ml vermouth
  • 25ml Campari
  • Orange slice

The most sippable cocktail on the planet. The Negroni was born to be supped! Blended beautifully and ideal for those warm summer evenings.

Taste: 8/10

Instagrammability Rating: 7/10


5. Red Snapper

“I’m a strong gindependent woman/man”

Ingredients:
  • 50ml gin
  • 200ml tomato juice
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • Splash of Tobasco
  • Splash of Worcestershire Sauce
  • Black pepper
  • Celery stalk

A gin twist on your classic Bloody Mary, this cocktail is your perfect brunch accompaniment for serious gin fans!

Taste: 8/10

Instagrammability Rating: 8/10


4. Blighty

“Gym? I thought you said gin!”

Ingredients:
  • 50ml gin
  • 20ml fresh lime juice
  • 15ml sugar syrup
  • Splash of soda water
  • Splash of tonic water
  • Mint sprigs

A tasty take on the classic mojito! You can keep your rum, thank you, gin is in and a Blighty is a perfect way to be-gin the evening!

Taste: 9/10

Instagrammability Rating: 7/10


3. Singapore Sling

“ALEXA, pour me a cocktail!”

Ingredients:
  • 25ml gin
  • 25ml cherry liquor
  • 25ml Benedictine
  • 25ml lime juice
  • 50ml pineapple juice
  • Soda water
  • 1 dash of Angostura bitters

Slightly more complex than the other cocktails on the list, the Singapore Sling juggles a range of flavours fantastically well… plus it looks amazing! The perfect package!

Taste: 8/10

Instagrammability Rating: 9/10


2. French 75

“No ‘pagne, no gain!”

Ingredients:
  • 50ml gin
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar syrup
  • Champagne
  • Lemon zest

Gin and champagne – need we say more! This sparkling gin cocktail is easy on the eyes and effervescent on the taste buds. Beautiful!

Taste: 8/10

Instagrammability Rating: 9/10


1. Bramble

“I wish someone would look at me the same way I look at cocktails.”

Ingredients:
  • 50ml gin
  • 30ml lemon juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 10 ml crème de mure

Light and refreshing with a zingy citrus kick, the Bramble is the perfect balance between sweet and sour and a great way to kickstart a cocktail evening.

Taste: 9/10

Instagrammability Rating: 9/10


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