Three Gin-Based Cocktails Recipes

Three Gin-Based Cocktails

Gin is my go-to liquor. I would say it’s definitely at the top of my list, followed closely by Aperol and Campari. Simply, because I do love an Aperol Spritz. But I love making gin-based cocktails even more. My favorite gin brand at the moment is Empress 1908 Gin. I love the botanical flavor as well as the fact that it changes color based on the acidity of the drink.

Very instagrammable you may say. Well, yes, of course! And as I have been making a lot of different cocktails lately, I wanted to share my latest attempts with you. Sure, all are gin-based cocktails with different flavors and ingredients. They are all still perfect for the summer or to chill at home.

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Now, let’s be honest for a minute. If you don’t want to get into multi-ingredients cocktails, you can always make some gin and tonic at home. You can never go wrong with that! So refreshing! Now, scroll down for some delicious gin-based cocktails with citrus or summer bloom flavors!

Violet femme

Ingredients & equipment

Ingredients Equipment
  • 1½ oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • 1½ oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • Ice
  • Prosecco (to top)
  • Dried rose petal, sugar (for garnish)
  • Martini glass
  • Shaker
  • Double jigger
  • Blender


  1. Chill a martini glass.
  2. Add the gin, grapefruit juice and elderflower liqueur to a shaker with ice.
  3. Cap and shake for 30 seconds.
  4. Blend together sugar and dried rose petals. Pour on a plate.
  5. Dip the rim of the martini glass in sugar for coating.
  6. Strain liquid into the chilled glass.
  7. Top with Prosecco, and enjoy!

Violet femme gin based cocktail

Summer Blossom Gimlet

Ingredients & equipment

Ingredients Equipment
  • 2oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • 1oz Honey syrup
  • 1oz lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp orange blossom water
  • Lemon twist, Lemon zest, sugar (garnish)
  • Martini glass
  • Shaker
  • Double jigger
  • Blender
  • Cocktail pick


  1. Chill a coupe glass.
  2. Grate lemon to get zest, then mix with sugar.
  3. Dip chilled glass into the sugar to coat the rim.
  4. Shake gin, honey syrup, lime juice, orange blossom water on ice.
  5. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  6. Garnish with a lemon twist on a cocktail pick. Enjoy!

summer blossom gimlet

Lemon Lime Lychee

Ingredients Equipment
  • 2oz Gin
  • 1 1/2oz lychee juice
  • 1/2oz simple syrup
  • 1/2oz lemon juice
  • 1/2oz lime juice
  • 1 egg white
  • Ice
  • Dried rose petal (for garnish)
  • Shaker
  • Double jigger
  • Coupe glass


  1. Shake all ingredients on ice.
  2. Strain into a coupe glass.
  3. Add dried rose petals over foam for decorations

lemon lime lychee gin cocktail

What do you think of those three gin-based cocktails? Which one is your favorite? And which one would you like to try? What’s your favorite liquor or drink?

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