Classic Gin Cocktails: Perfect For The Weekend
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When it's the weekend, it’s totally fair that we talk about cocktails. Gin is quite a versatile spirit and makes some soothing and vibrant cocktails. Known for being aromatic and potent, gin is a grain-based liquor flavoured with botanicals including juniper berries. For those who don’t know, gin was originally invented for medicinal purposes by monks but in less time, it gained popularity as an herbaceous and excellent base for so many cocktails.  

Gin lends a peppery sweetness and botanical flavours to almost every cocktail. Cocktails made up of gin are quite diverse. From fruity and floral Aviations to piquant Gibsons, its charm is unmatched. So, let us know about classic gin cocktails that everyone should know about.  

Gin Martini


This classic martini has gin as the star ingredient. It needs two ingredients and truly lets the gin move to the forefront. Believe me, this is a cocktail you would not regret investing in. Here’s how you can make it at home.  


  • 1 oz gin 
  • ½ oz dry vermouth 
  • 3 olives 


  • Take a cocktail shaker and add gin and vermouth. Shake well. 
  • Strain the drink into a chilled martini glass. 
  • Garnish with olives and serve! 


Negroni needs no introduction. This classic Italian cocktail is dear to so many hearts and this is for a reason. Wanna know how to make it? Follow the steps below. 


  • 1-ounce campari 
  • 1-ounce gin 
  • 1-ounce sweet vermouth 
  • Orange peel for garnish 


  • Take an old-fashioned glass and add ice cubes. 
  • Add in gin, vermouth, and campari. Stir well. 
  • Gently squeeze an orange twist over the glass and also garnish.  
  • Serve and enjoy. 

French 75 

This fantastic cocktail has a fascinating story associated with its origin. Click Here to know more. Wondering how to make it, here you go! 


  • 2 ounces of gin 
  • 1 tsp simple syrup 
  • 4 ounces champagne 
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice 
  • Lemon twist 


  • Take a cocktail shaker and add ice. Pour gin and cognac. 
  • Shake well and strain into a chilled champagne flute. Make sure that the glass of half filled with ice. 
  • Fill in the champagne slowly. Garnish with a lemon twist. 
  • Serve! 

The Clover Club 

The Clover Club is one of the rich soothing cocktails made with egg whites and raspberry syrup. For those who don’t know, the drink is named after its invention in the pre-prohibition era Philadelphia club. Here’s how you can make it. 


  • 2 ounces gin 
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice 
  • 1/4 ounce raspberry syrup 
  • 1 large egg white 
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 
  • Fresh raspberries, for garnish 


  • In a cocktail shaker with ice cubes, pour the gin, lemon juice, raspberry syrup, egg white, and sugar. 
  • Shake vigorously (more than usual to mix the egg and sugar properly). 
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 
  • Garnish with a skewer of fresh raspberries. Serve and enjoy. 

Give these cocktails a try and have a blissful weekend!