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10 ultimate gin cocktails you should try

 

Yes, drinks can be as good at home as they are at your favourite bar. 

We tapped Pippa Guy, Tanqueray Gin guru, for her recommendations on the top 10 gin cocktails that everyone should try. 

 

Scroll through to see her top seriously delicious gin sippers. 

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01.

The Classic G&T

It's the starting point of the Gin journey. The first steps into the world of gin. Perfectly balanced with bitter quinine from the tonic, a Gin and Tonic is the most sophisticated spirit mixer in the world. Did you know the first drink to be consumed in the white house to mark the end of prohibition in America is said to be a Tanqueray and tonic? 

 

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MAKE THE ULTIMATE G&T

 

02.

The Tom Collins

"I'm sure every bartender has once thought early in their career that they were first to create this. Ultimately, it's just gin and 'real' lemonade. Gin, fresh lemon juice, sugar and soda water." - Pippa Guy

 

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Try making it with TANQUERAY NO. TEN

 

Negroni

03.

The Negroni

Although this drink is 100 years old, the Negroni has had a recent rise to fame, making its way to the top of the list of everyone’s favourite cocktail. It came in second place on The World's Best-Selling Classic Cocktails 2021 list - a position it has secured for seven years straight.  Negroni – the drink itself is actually just over 100 years old so I think we need to make it clearer that the drink itself is older but has become a recent favourite of the consumer not just the bartender.

 

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Make it with GORDON'S LONDON DRY

 

04.

The Martini

Ah, the Martini. A favourite drink for everyone from Frank Sinatra to James Bond (shaken, not stirred). Although various twists on the Martini are popping up everywhere, nothing beats the classic.  

 

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SHOP ALL GINS to try in your martini

 

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05.

The French 75

Gin's most famous fizzy cocktail. A Parisian creation from 1915 brought back to modern luxury. This is an easy sip that's perfect for brunch, lunch or any occasion.

 

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Add TANQUERAY ROYALE GIN for a twist on this classic

 

06.

The Gin Basil Smash

One of gin's more modern subcategories. This cocktail was born in 2008 followed by the Green Park cocktail in 2011. There is a lovely little micro category of delicious gin and basil drinks. What a pairing! 

 

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SHOP ALL GINS

 

  

rangpur lime martini

07.

The Gimlet

A drink that used to be gin and roses lime cordial has turned into a category of its own now, with bartenders using fresh fruits to create any flavoured cordial to either shake or stir up with gin. Simple yet oh-so-delicious, this classic cocktail is a great drink if you want to ease yourself into Martinis.

 

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Try making it with TANQUERAY RANGPUR 

 

08.

The Clover Club 

The fruitiest of drinks in this selection, the Clover Club is an impeccable drink to enjoy. Dry yet zesty with beautiful foam, thanks to the egg white topping. This cocktail is the perfect combination of pretty visual appeal and delightful texture.

 

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Try it with a GORDON'S PREMIUM PINK or VILLA ASCENTI ROSA

 

Corpse Reviver

09.

The Corpse Reviver

This drink was invented back in the 1930s by Harry Craddock for The Savoy Cocktail Book. This cocktail is a hit thanks to the combination of four different types of spirits.  

 

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SHOP ALL SPIRITS

 

 

10.

The Ramos Gin Fizz 

And we've saved the best to last because it's an absolute showstopper of a cocktail. Essentially a creamy version of the Tom Collins, the Ramos Gin Fizz does take a while to make as the key is in a long hard shake! For that reason, this is probably more suited for more intimate celebrations where time isn't so precious.

 

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