January 4, 2022 / Cocktails
8 Summer Gin Cocktails to cool off
8 Summer Gin Cocktails to cool off
Beat the heat this summer with these refreshing, colourful, and packed with flavour gin cocktails. From a classic Gin Rickey to a zesty Limoncello Gin Collins, there’s a tipple for every tastebud. Let summer drink season be-GIN!
Aperol Gin and Tonic

Dream of summertime in Italy and golden orange sunsets with this alfresco cocktail.
60mL Rivo gin
A splash of Aperol
Tonic water
Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour the gin and Aperol over the ice and top with tonic water. Stir and serve with sliced orange, lemon and mint.

The Pepperman

A perfect mix of summer flavours, The Pepperman cocktail is so easy to make at home.

The Pepperman Gin Cocktail
The Pepperman
50mL Rock Rose Gin
25mL grapefruit juice
10mL sugar syrup
3 large strawberries
Tiny pinch of ground pink peppercorns
Soda water
Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Combine gin, grapefruit juice, sugar syrup, ground pink peppercorns and two strawberries. Shake until a thin ice crust forms on the outside of the shaker. Fill highball glass with ice. Single-strain into glass, top up with soda water and garnish with remaining strawberry.
Gin Rickey

Featuring just gin, lime and sparkling water – this incredibly simple cocktail is perfect for afternoon-sipping on those warm summer days.

Gin Rickey cocktail
Gin Rickey
60mL Gothic Gin
Fresh Lime
Chilled sparkling water. Place ice cubes in a tall glass. Squeeze over some lime then add a couple of lime wedges to glass. Pour over gin. Top with sparkling water and serve.
Lil Mule

In the mood for something deliciously different? This riff on the classic Moscow Mule cocktail will have your mouth watering.

Lil Mule (Gin Mule)
Lil Mule (Gin Mule)
60mL Little Juniper Signature Gin
30mL simple syrup
30mL freshly squeezed lime juice
120mL ginger beer (not ginger ale)
5 mint leaves, to garnish
Lime wedge, to garnish
Add ice to a large glass or copper mug. Pour gin, then stir in the syrup and lime juice. Top up with ginger beer. Garnish with lime wedge and mint leaves. (Feel free to adjust lime and syrup ratios depending on your preferred sweetness level.)
Pink Gin Fizz

A true taste of summer, serve this Pink Gin Fizz cocktail with fresh mint leaves, raspberries, lime and pink lemonade. A great blend of flavours perfect for summer or anytime!

Pink Gin Fizz Summer Cocktail
Pink Gin Fizz
60g fresh raspberries, plus extra, to serve
12 fresh mint leaves, plus extra, to serve
125mL Brighton gin
60mL fresh lime juice
2 tsp finely grated lime zest
1/2 cup crushed ice, plus extra, to serve
400mL Pink Lemonade
(serves 2)
Thinly sliced lime halves, to serve. Place two 185mL (3/4 cup) cocktail glasses in the freezer for 5 minutes to chill. Meanwhile, place the raspberries and mint in a cocktail shaker and use a rolling pin or muddling stick to muddle. Add the gin, lime juice, lime zest and ice. Stir to combine. Cover and shake for 30 seconds. Place the extra ice in the chilled glasses. Strain the raspberry mixture into the glasses. Top with pink lemonade. Decorate with lime slices, extra raspberries and extra mint leaves. Serve immediately.
Watermelon Gin Punch

Watermelon Gin Punch is the ultimate summer party drink. Easy to make and super refreshing! And nothing goes to waste because you turn the watermelon into a serving bowl!

Watermelon Gin Punch
Watermelon Gin Punch
500mL Hearts Afire Gin
1.5L ginger beer
1.5L watermelon juice
Extra watermelon slices (optional)
In a large jug, add plenty of ice, then combine the gin, ginger beer and watermelon juice and mix together. Serve in a hollowed out watermelon for decoration. Add slices of watermelon. Serves 4
Orange and Basil Pimms

A true taste of summer – serve this quintessential British cocktail with orange, fresh ginger, basil and tonic water.

Orange and Basil Pimms
Orange and Basil Pimms
300mL Jensens Gin
300mL Dolin Sweet Vermouth
175mL Cointreau or any other orange liqueur
1 orange, halves, sliced plus extra to serve
20g ginger, sliced
Chilled tonic water or lemonade
Basil Leaves, to garnish
Combine gin, vermouth and Cointreau into a jug. Add orange and ginger, then chill. Strain into glasses filled with ice and pour over mixer. Serve with basil and orange. Serves 4. Recipe courtesy of delicious.
Limoncello Gin Collins

A twist on the Tom Collins – adding in our favourite zesty liqueur, Limoncello. Refreshing, slightly tart – the perfect tipple for long warm evenings.

Limoncello Gin Collins
Limoncello Gin Collins
45mL Portside Gin
60mL Summertime Limoncello
45mL Freshly squeezed lemon juice
30mL Simple syrup
Soda water
Fresh mint and lemon wheels, to garnish
Add the limoncello, gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup to an ice - filled glass. Stir. Top with soda water and gently stir. Lemon wheels or a twist and fresh mint, to garnish.
By Gin Society

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