Ginfinity and Beyond: 10 Gin Cocktails to Try ASAP

By Jeanette Morelan on March 9, 2016

The refreshing, botanical quality of gin makes it an ideal cocktail starter. From juleps to negronis, we’ve got all the happy hour inspiration you need!

1

Blackberry & Meyer Lemon Gin & Tonics

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This classic gin cocktail gets a fruity twist with the addition of fresh blackberries, Meyer lemons and a hint of mint.

Spoon Fork Bacon

2

Strawberry Gin Smash

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Ripe red strawberries, muddled and married with gin and club soda for a sweet refresher.

The Kitchn

3

Rosemary Gin Fizz

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This delicate herbal cocktail requires only a few simple ingredients to make.

Cookie and Kate

4

Cranberry Thyme Gin and Tonic

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Tart cranberries and a sprig of thyme are all that's needed to breathe new life into the classic G&T.

A Cozy Kitchen

5

Blood Orange Gin and Tonic

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Break this one out every time blood oranges are in season—they lend beautiful color and flavor.

White on Rice Couple

6

Blueberry Mint Juleps

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These sweet sips will have you dreaming of derby days.

How Sweet Eats

7

Cranberry Martini

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Gin and fruit are a natural pairing, as evidenced by this cranberry-infused martini.

Ina Garten

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Honey Sage Gin Fizz

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This aromatic cocktail is finished with a show-stopping smoked bacon and honey rim.

How Sweet It Is

9

Cucumber Mint Gimlet

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The cool combination of cucumber and mint makes this cocktail the ultimate companion to warm nights.

Cookie and Kate

10

Negroni

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This classic Italian cocktail features equal parts gin, vermouth and Campari—garnished with an orange slice.

Jamie Oliver