Summer is here and what are the best drinks to have? Everything with gin in it!

Gin is one of the foundations of the best drinks you can have. Each brand can have a different profile from another and very versatile. You can create thousands of cocktails using gin as your base. Some cocktails taste better using a specific gin, while some are an acquired taste.

If you are looking for the best cocktail to try this summer, here are some of the recipes you can try on. And to get the best flavors, we’re using Gulf Coast Distillers’ Bluebonnet Gin for these cocktail recipes. It’s a classic London Dry gin that only has 5 simple botanicals, perfect for bringing back the basics for summer cocktails. If you are looking for the best cocktail to try this summer, here are some of the recipes you can try on.

 

  • Blue Bluebonnet 75

If you want to enjoy a refreshing cocktail drink for the summer, try Bluebonnet 75. It is made with a mixture of gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Enjoy the summer with a refreshing drink that is easy to make.

 

Ingredients:

1 oz. Bluebonnet Gin

0.75 oz. Simple Syrup

0.75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

Garnish: Lemon Twist

 

Steps:

  1. In a shaker with ice, add the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup and shake until well-chilled.
  2. Use a double strain before transferring into a Coupe glass.
  3. Top with Brut Sparkling Wine and garnish with a lemon twist.

 

  • Lemon Drizzle Gin Spritz

If you want to feel summer in a glass, try the Lemon Drizzle Gin Spritz. It is a delectable blend of lemon and elder flower that will surely cool you down in a warm evening.

 

Ingredients:

2 parts Bluebonnet Gin

1 part elder flower cordial

1/2 part lemon juice

3-4 mint leaves

3 parts prosecco

1 part chilled soda water

lemon wheel and mint sprig (to garnish)

 

Steps:

  1. Prepare an ice filled wine glass.
  2. Add the gin, elder flower cordial, lemon juice and mint leaves and stir.
  3. Top it with prosecco and soda water.
  4. To combine the ingredients, lift from the bottom of the glass with the stirrer or bar spoon.
  5. Garnish with a lemon wheel and sprig of mint.

 

  • Sloe-Jito

Trying on a cocktail with bountiful berry aromatics? Then Sloe-Jito is perfect for you. It is a twist on Mojito using a gin and is refreshingly good.

 

Ingredients:

2 1/2 parts Bluebonnet Gin

1 part apple juice

1 part freshly squeezed lemon juice

Crushed ice

8-10 mint leaves

Mint sprig, to garnish

 

Steps:

  1. Prepare yourself a highball glass filled with crushed ice.
  2. Add all ingredients inside the glass.
  3. Use a long spoon to mix the mint leaves through.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

 

  • Peach and Grapefruit Sour

Stone fruits in season? Then it is time to make the Peach and Grapefruit Sour for your summer cocktail drink. Try a tart, fresh and delicately sweet peach cocktail.

 

Ingredients:

2 parts Bluebonnet Gin

1 part peach liqueur

1 1/4 part freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 part simple syrup

1 egg white or vegan alternative

Fresh orange twist, to garnish

 

Steps:

  1. Prepare a dry shake (no ice), and add all ingredients to the shaker.
  2. Open the shaker, this time add some ice, and shake again.
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe glass, and garnish with an orange twist.

 

  • Summertime Spritz

Want to enjoy a gin spritz cocktail in the summer? With a mix of pineapple and passion fruit, Summertime Spritz will quench your thirst. It’s like having a holiday in the tropics.

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 parts Bluebonnet Gin

2 parts pineapple juice

1 part freshly squeezed lime juice

1 passion fruit, halved

Prosecco, to top

Wedge of pineapple (to garnish)

 

Steps:

  1. Prepare an ice-filled wine glass.
  2. Add the first three ingredients and add them to the glass.
  3. Scoop out the insides of half of the passion fruit and add to the mix. Stir as you combine.
  4. Top this with prosecco and garnish with the other passion fruit half with a wedge of pineapple.

 

  • London Dry Gin Spritz

Enjoy your summer with a fizzy classic – the London Dry Gin Spritz. 

 

Ingredients:

2 parts Bluebonnet Gin

1 part freshly squeezed lemon juice

3/4 part simple syrup

4 parts prosecco

Apple slices (to garnish)

 

Steps:

  1. Prepare an ice-filled glass and add the first three ingredients. 
  2. Top it with a chilled prosecco.
  3. Gently stir to combine and garnish with fanned pineapple slices.

 

  • Sloe Gin Spritz

Enjoy your summer with one of the most summery gin cocktails you can make. Sloe Gin Spritz is perfect for long, late summer evenings with friends and some simple nibbles to accompany you.

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 parts Bluebonnet Gin

1/2 part Port

1 part lemonade

3 parts prosecco

Lemon twist and a blackberry (to garnish)

 

Steps:

  1. Prepare an ice-filled wine glass and add your Sloe Gin and port.
  2. Top with lemonade and prosecco and stir gently with a drink stirrer to combine.
  3. Garnish using a lemon twist and blackberry and enjoy it al fresco.

 

Summer is here and what way to best enjoy it is with some gin cocktails with your friends and families. Try these gin cocktail recipes and make your summer the most memorable one yet.