We’re all about homemade mixers, flawless execution and perfectly prepped glassware, but sometimes you get home after a long day and all you need is a drink in a glass as soon as possible. In these moments, look to gin. With its botanical-heavy profile, gin does most of the work for you—no complicated tinctures or laundry list of ingredients necessary. Here, the easiest gin cocktails anyone can make.
The 5 Easiest Gin Cocktails
It doesn’t get simpler than a Gin & Tonic, but as anyone who’s suffered through a saccharine mess expelled from a soda gun knows, quality ingredients are the secret to perfecting this drink. Arm yourself with a good gin and pair it with a high-quality tonic so you don’t have to worry come mixing time. Then, just add a squeeze of lime and gin to a highball glass, and top with ice and tonic. Bing, bang, boom.
Just three, equal-part ingredients come together to create what many believe to be the best drink to ever grace a coaster. There are no rinses or dashes to add unnecessary variables. Plus, with the Campari locked down, you need only worry about choosing the right sweet vermouth and gin.
Gin is already packed with a ton of flavors, so it doesn’t need much to elevate it to cocktail greatness. Adding a hit of sour citrus and blending everything together smoothly with a splash of simple syrup makes for a satisfying, elegant tipple.
The only Martini recipe you have to remember is your recipe. Once you find your perfect version of this shockingly customizable drink, it’ll be a cinch to remember and always exactly what you want.
While it may look big and imposing (and very pink), this icy concoction is easy to whip up thanks to a handy blender. No need to shake, stir or even strain. Just dump everything into the blender, hit high, and dump everything out into a big Hurricane glass.
Frozen Pink Lemonade