If you're looking for a delicious way to unwind, why not try making one of these top 6 cocktails using the best gin in Australia?
Whether you’ll be having guests over or it’s just a typical day, enjoying a cocktail can make your day special. If you’re new to creating your beverages at home, start by learning the classic recipes, some of which can be seen below.
These cocktails are easy to follow and will make your next party or get-together a hit. Whether you're a fan of fruity drinks or prefer something more classic, there's sure to be a recipe here that you'll love. So grab some friends, gather your ingredients, and start mixing!
1. Tom Collins
Jerry Thomas, the Father of American Mixology and creator behind such classics as ‘How to Mix Drinks or The Bon Vivant's Companion: The Original Cocktail Guide (Hesperus Classics)’ was an avid drinker. He memorialized his favorite cocktail in 18th century America with this Tom Collins—a refreshing combination that has been recreated ever since!
It's made using gin, lemon juice, sugar and topped off by carbonated water. You can easily substitute the gin with an Australian one because they are similar enough without being too precisely alike. So go ahead and give it a try while still keeping things interesting by experimenting further until you find the best combination that suits your taste.
2. Gin Spritz
Spritz cocktails are quintessential drinks for all types of summer celebrations. The Gin Spritz is a simple yet revitalizing mix that you can make with the best gins from Australia to give an amazing and mouthwatering flavor!
Dating before World War I, Aviation is one of the classic cocktails first mentioned in Huge Enslinn's book, ‘Recipes for Mixed Drinks’, which he published in 1916. This drink contains gin, maraschino liqueur, and créme de violette—giving it's signature lavender color.
It has been described as energizing with a light yet satisfying flavor. It's often served alongside lemon or lime garnishes on top!
4. French 75
The French 75 is a famous cocktail that originated during World War I. It's also known as the 75 Cocktail or Soixante Quinze in French—it consists of gin mixed with champagne, lemon juice, and sugar. Using an Australian gin is not a problem since this drink is definitely versatile!
Created in the 1980s, the Bramble is a delectable cocktail created by Dick Bradsell in London. Originally made from dry gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, crème de mûre, and crushed ice, it's best described as having flavors similar to a winter warmer drink—which you can also enjoy all year round!
You can't genuinely appreciate gin without knowing about this flavorsome cocktail mix. When mixed with an Australian gin variant, you will love this drink more. It's because a few drops of this elixir goes down smooth and easy, with just enough sweetness to tickle your sweet tooth.
6. Gin and Tonic
Gin and Tonic is a light and reviving cocktail that needs only two ingredients - gin and tonic water. Even though it seems like an easy drink to make, you can easily screw it up. The secret technique lies in the preciseness of your gin and tonic water ratio—popular ratios are 1:1 or 1:3.
Some like it light, with just enough gin to keep the taste in their mouth. Others prefer more alcohol content by reducing or doubling up on both ingredients. For us, we made our ratios 1 part of gin per 2 parts of tonic water to keep things fresh but still aromatic!