From a classic negroni and the ultimate G&T recipe to fruity mixes and spice-infused gins, our collection of quick and easy gin cocktails are guaranteed to get you in the mood for celebrating.
Whether you’re celebrating getting to Friday with the ultimate G&T, looking to impress your dinner party guests with a classic aperitif, or fancy a warming festive tipple by the fire, we have a quick and easy gin cocktail recipe for every occasion.
Keep things traditional with a classic gin martini or a boozy negroni, or try something new with our fruity cocktail mixes and spice-infused gins. But whatever you fancy, grab a glass and enjoy one of our favourite homemade gin cocktails with your family and friends. You deserve it, cheers!
Named after the way it tickles your taste buds, this classy and aromatic cocktail is a sophisticated little number and sure to wow your Christmas party guests. Made using Parma violet liqueur and garnished with grated lemon zest and a cherry, this elegant cocktail is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face.
There’s no cocktail as iconic as the gin martini. Super-simple and bursting with flavour, this recipe mixes gin and vermouth, stirred for about thirty seconds, then strained into an ice-cold martini glass. Garnish with either a twist of lemon peel or a couple of green olives – so easy!
For a very British cocktail, this zippy herbaceous fizz with blackberries, juniper berries and rosemary is full of personality and packs a delicious punch. You can make the berry mixture ahead of time – simply pop it in the fridge until your guests arrive and you can knock up the cocktails to order.
This easy cocktail recipe uses orange blossom water and an egg white for aromatic flavour with a beautifully creamy texture. It’s a brilliant go-to if you’re entertaining or toasting a special occasion. Have a go at making your own sugar syrup to really push the boat out.
Infusing your own gin is super easy, and this deliciously spiced pomegranate gin is the perfect homemade Christmas gift. You’ll need to make this gorgeous spirit at least two weeks ahead – simply pour into bottles or jars and leave them in a cool, dark place to allow the flavours to intensify. Drink it neat, with tonic, or top up with your favourite fizz.
This classic gin cocktail couldn’t be easier, which is lucky because you’ll have people lining up for one! A delicate balance of sweet and sour flavours, it’s a simple mix of gin, lemon juice, soda water and sugar syrup. Perfect to enjoy any time of the year – simply garnish with a cherry and a lemon wedge and you’ve got an instant hit.
Invented in Florence, the negroni is the ultimate Italian cocktail, and so easy to make at home. To make a classic Negroni all you need is balance: mix equal parts of gin, vermouth and Campari. It works brilliantly as a digestif and an even better aperitif. Watch Jamie stir up a classic negroni
Unleash your inner Bond with this classic gin cocktail guaranteed to impress on a cocktail night. Gin, vermouth and olives are all you need for this super easy and delicious drink. It takes just 2 minutes to put together, but the results taste like you’ve made way more effort.
For a Christmassy twist on the Italian classic, try infusing gin with wintery spices such as cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves and star anise. Make at least 2 weeks in advance to give the gin time to develop all the wonderful flavours.
Jamie’s take on the elderflower and gin cocktail combo is a deliciously refreshing cocktail recipe to enjoy on warmer days. If elderflowers are in season, you could have a go at making your own elderflower cordial.
This is Jamie’s version of the perfect gin and tonic. His top tip? Stir the ice really well using a bar spoon to chill the glass. Get a bit of mint, twist it in half, squeeze it and pop it in the glass for extra flavour.. Watch Jamie make the ultimate G&T to learn how to master this refreshing cocktail.
For more fantastic cocktail recipes, check out our collection of Christmas cocktails and store-cupboard cocktails.