Four Popular Gin Cocktails

We enjoyed a fabulous World Gin Day last weekend thanks to Jess at the Gin Palace and all the gin enthusiasts who played along at home.

Jess stepped us all through how to make the perfect G&T three ways, a dry martini, two types of Negronis, how to sip gin neat and so much more.

In case you missed it, we have all the videos available to watch at anytime on the Gintonica YouTube Channel. There you will also see some really cool interviews from some of Australia’s best craft distillers which are food for the gin lovers soul.

Not only did the day have many of us making some magnificent gin drinks we took away some learnings.  Firstly we learned that you can have more than a few cocktails in one afternoon – oopsies.  We also learned that our customers are not as fiercely loyal to the old faves such as the G&T, Negroni and the classic dry Martini than we previously thought.  That many of our customers are a bit adventurous when it comes to gins.  And we are soo here for that!

So here it is, our list of the most popular gin cocktails (after the G&T, Negroni & Martini).  Let me tell you they are all as delicious as each other and definitely worth a try. 

1. Bramble

The Bramble is a cocktail created by Dick Bradsell in 1980s London, England. 

What You Will Need: 45mls Anther Florescence Gin, 20mls freshly squeezed lemon juice, 10 mls sugar syrup, 15ml Marionette Cassis crushed ice, fresh lemon to garnish, rocks glass

How to Create it:

Grab your rocks glass and pour in the Anther Florescence Gin then the lemon juice, followed by the sugar syrup and finally add a touch of the Marionette Cassis -Load it up with ice like a big ole snow cone

Pour over remaining cassis

Drink, but slowly as this is the good stuff and you have a long day ahead of you

Click HERE for our Bramble Cocktail making kit:

2. Southside

The origins of this cocktail is a little uncertain.  Some speculate that it got it’s name from the southside district of Chicago, Illinois.  Some say that it was actually the preferred drink of Al Capone who dominated this area.  Either way, it is a wonderfully refreshing way to enjoy gin.

What You Will Need: 60ml Animus Arboretum Gin, 30ml freshly squeezed lime juice, mint leaves (or basil if you prefer) to garnish, strainer, Martini glass

How to Create it:

To your cocktail shaker add the Animus Arboretum Gin, lime juice and mint leaves – Shake like you’ve been changed

Double strain into your Martini glass

Garnish with a fresh mint leaf

Click HERE for our Southside Cocktail Making Kit

3. Charlie Chaplin

The origins of this cocktail hark back to the 1920s, when it was first concocted at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel.  It was named after Charlie Chaplin who was a huge silent movie star at the time.

What You Will Need: 40ml Animus Davidsonia Gin, 25ml Apricot Brandy, 20ml fresh lime juice, shaker, coupe glass, fresh lime slice

How to Create it:

Pour the Animus Davidsonia Gin into your shaker – Add the apricot brandy and lime juice

Shake it like a polaroid

Pour into your coupe glass

Garnish with lime

Click HERE for our Charlie Chaplin Cocktail making kit:

4. French 75

This divine cocktail dates back to World War I when and an early incarnation was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris by barman Harry MacElhone.

What You Will Need: 30ml Anther Dry Gin, Piccolo of Debortoli sparkling wine, 15ml freshly squeezed lemon juice, 10ml sugar syrup, lemon twist garnish, shaker, strainer, large stemmed glass

How to Create it:

Pour the Anther Dry Gin into your cocktail shaker

Add the lemon juice then the sugar syrup

Add ice and shake shake shake, shake your booty

Strain into your glass –

Top it up with sparkling  

Click HERE for our French 75 Cocktail making kit: