Are you looking to make a quality gin drink at home but don’t know where to start? Maybe you are looking for a delicious drink to fill your elegant and compact stemless gin glasses and need some help? Or perhaps you are looking to add another gin drink to your repertoire? Whatever your reason might be, we are here to help!
Making a good quality gin drink isn’t without its issues, and it can be challenging to find the right ingredients and ratios to make an enjoyable drink that you and your guests love. Before you know it, you are stuck in an endless loop of scrolling, dreaming of the perfect recipe, but it seems just out of reach.
Well, no more! Today we are here to help you find the right gin drink for you! Keep reading to find out how to make a quality gin drink at home and enjoy a cheeky glass whenever you fancy it!
How to make a quality gin drink at home
Let’s get straight into it! When it comes to making a quality gin drink at home, there are a few steps you will want to consider before making the drink. Let’s look at those before steps now!
Get your accessories right.
The first is the glasses you intend to serve the drinks in. For gin, we recommend investing in some good quality gin glasses. The large glass will give you plenty of room to add the gin, ice, fruit, and any mixers you choose.
The type of glass will vary depending on making a gin and tonic or a gin-based cocktail. Most recipes will state what size glass it is best served in, so be sure to check this out before mixing your drink. If you aren’t sure what glass is best, stick with an original gin glass, and your drink is sure to be presented beautifully!
To build your quality gin drink, start with ice. Gin is best served chilled. If you don’t want ice water down your drink, start with cold liquids, or fill your glass with ice to chill it. Keep the ice in until you are ready to pour your drink into the glass and enjoy it chilled. Alternatively, you can keep your glass in the refrigerator to chill it.
Once you have a chilled glass, you can start to make your quality gin drink! Gin drinks or cocktails don’t need to be overly complex with tons of ingredients (unless that’s what you want); you just need good quality, tasty ingredients to enjoy a wonderful drink.
Here we have some 3-ingredient recipes to make outstanding gin drinks that you will enjoy time after time.
Gin and tonic
Let’s start with a true classic, a gin and tonic. You will need the three following ingredients:
- 2oz gin
- 1oz lime juice (freshly squeezed)
- 3-4oz tonic of your choice
If you don’t like tonic water, you can swap this out for lemonade or another mixer of your choice. Orange juice is another popular choice too! Once you have your ingredients, pour the gin into the glass first, followed by your lime juice. To finish, add your tonic (or another mixer) and stir together. Garnish with a lemon slice or mint leaves; the choice is yours.
We recommend splurging for the high-quality tonic to ensure that you have the best taste possible! The same goes for the gin; add your favorite gin brand. Here, you can play around with gin or the tonic flavors if you want to find one that you love.
Next, we have a wonderful drink for those that love gin sour. You can’t beat this drink, no matter the mood you are in. To make it, you will need the following:
- 2oz gin
- 1oz syrup
- 1oz lime juice
Making the drink is super easy! Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake until it’s cold and strain into a glass. Then you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your drink! Again, you can play with the flavors if you wish, stick to the simple classics, and enjoy a fantastic taste. For the days where you can’t beat a gin, a gimlet is a perfect choice!
And there you have it, how to make a quality gin drink at home! Be sure to give this a try and see how you get on. There are plenty of gin recipes out there, so if you want to make any changes, you are more than welcome to! Remember to adjust the drink to suit your taste buds and serve it in your best gin glasses with the fruit of your choice. Before you know it, your gin drinks will be stealing the show!