Gin is one of the classic, and possibly one of the most iconic, alcohols in the past few decades. It seems that all the cool kids drink gin. Some of the famous personalities that come to mind are Winston Churchill, Dean Martin, and the smoothest of them all James Bond. If there is one sure fire way to up your smooth factor while at the bar order up some gin. Here are a few different drinks that can help you get your gin fix.
Classic Ramos Gin Fizz
This gin drink is play on the old gin fizz. The Ramos Gin Fizz became popular in New Orleans at the Roosevelt hotel. If the jazz musicians and party goers down in NOLA have given this drink the thumbs up then I think you should too!
5 O’Clock in the Morning
Perhaps the name is misleading because a few of these and you won’t make it till 5 a.m. Similar to theLong Island Iced Tea, this is a cocktail filled with not only gin but tequila, rum, brandy, vodka, and apple schnapps. When made correctly it weighs in at a whopping 22%.
Cucumber Gin Tonic
Just like the classic gin and tonic except with one added ingredient. You guessed it, cucumber. After pouring your gin and tonic water over ice, slice a piece or two of cucumber into your glass to top it off.
Said to have been invented back in Florence around 1920, the Negroni has been making a comeback. The mix of bitters, gin, and an orange slice give this drink a nice flavor and good color.
Another popular form for gin amongst gin drinkers is the Tom Collins. This is another way to spruce up your gin and tonic. Just add a little bit of sugar, lemon juice, a splash of soda and a lemon slice and you have yourself the perfect gin drink for a summer afternoon.
No list of gin drinks is complete without mention of the Martini. This drink has taken on a personality of its own and will forever be in the history books. Mix your gin with some dry vermouth and then top it off with olives or a lemon peel. It’s the details that make the Martini so iconic. Shaken or stirred? Bond opts for shaken but some say that clouds the color. I think I’ll stick with Bond.Add a commentAdd a comment