Great drinks made greater with gin. Despite the growing popularity of bourbons and whiskeys, gin remains summer’s favorite spirit. It blends easily; it has a lighter profile.
By Maya Dangerfield
Despite the growing popularity of bourbons and whiskeys, gin remains summer’s favorite spirit. It blends easily; it has a lighter profile than dark liqueurs and a taste that balances summer fruits like watermelon, blackberries, and strawberries. Whether it’s in a cocktail, or sneaked into your favorite summer drinks, gin is a fantastic addition to any summer gathering! Honest Cooking wants you to enjoy the summer with beverages that celebrate the season of high temperatures and chilled drinks. Enjoy!
Great Gin Drinks
Mint and lemon are the perfect natural remedy for high temperatures and even higher summer induced tension. This gin lemonade is as refreshing as air-conditioning on a 100% humidity day.
It’s so nice we said it twice. Actually this drink, a cross between a Moscow mule and mojito, uses both gin and ginger beer.
Update the classic gin and tonic with a dash of Elderflower liqueur and a portion of grapefruit.
Love the combination of ice cream and booze? This hin gets a boost in deliciousness from a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream.
Let’s Add Gin to That! Drinks that pair well with gin.
Let us not forget the humble mango! Ubiquitous to farmer’s markets all summer long, this mango and gin lemonade is an afternoon treat.
Make use of your farmer’s market blackberry haul with this summery lemonade.
Although vodka and watermelon are typically paired off in summertime drinks, gin and watermelon also work well together. Add gin directly to the watermelon slices or along with the ice.
Balancing the delicate flavors of cucumbers, gin complements the light flavor of this straightforward cocktail.
A recovering teacher and editorial intern for Honest Cooking, Maya began her journalism career at Greatist.com. A food lover who never misses dessert, she is also a passionate sports enthusiast. Currently Maya freelances for FoodmakerMedia and copywrites for Techturized. Her writing has been published for Greatist.com, Shape.com, and The Washington Post.