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Simple Gin Cocktails for Summer

7th March 2024

As the sun starts to take centre stage and the temperatures slowly creep up in the summer months, there's nothing quite like sipping on a refreshing gin cocktail to cool off and unwind. 

With its crisp botanical notes and versatile flavour, gin serves as the perfect base for a refreshing and cooling summer drink. And what better gin to use than Ad Gefrin's Thirlings Dry Gin to create your summer cocktail creations with.

Take a look at our guide to simple, summer english gin cocktail recipes featuring Ad Gefrin's Thirlings Dry Gin, guaranteed to elevate your summer parties. BBQ’s, picnics in the park and celebrations with loved ones

Gin Cocktails for Summer

Whether you prefer a classic gin cocktail, a fruity gin cocktail option, gin and prosecco cocktails or you are looking to simply find the best gin cocktail, our simple gin cocktails have something for everyone to enjoy, including gin beginners just learning how to taste gin like an expert  and spirit connoisseurs who already know all about how spirits are made and how to taste them. 

Explore our list of easy gin cocktails for your summer drink inspiration.

 

Thirlings Dry Gin & Tonic

To create a Thirlings Dry Gin & Tonic you’ll need:

  • 50ml Ad Gefrin's Thirlings Dry Gin
  • 150ml Premium tonic water
  • Fresh lime wedges
  • Ice cubes
  • Optional: a sprig of rosemary or a slice of cucumber for garnish

To make a Thirlings Dry Gin & Tonic:

  • Fill a tall glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour in Ad Gefrin's Thirlings Dry Gin.
  • Top up with tonic water.
  • Squeeze a lime wedge into the glass and drop it in.
  • Stir gently to combine.
  • Garnish with a sprig of rosemary or a slice of cucumber, if desired.

 

Thirlings Dry Gin Fizz

To create a Thirlings Dry Gin Fizz you’ll need:

  • 50ml Ad Gefrin's Thirlings Dry Gin
  • 20ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 15ml Simple syrup
  • Soda water
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon twist for garnish

To make a Thirlings Dry Gin Fizz:

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  • Add Ad Gefrin's Thirlings Dry Gin, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  • Shake well until chilled.
  • Strain the mixture into a chilled glass filled with ice.
  • Top up with soda water.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist.
  • Give it a gentle stir.

 

Thirlings Dry Gin Basil Smash

To create a Thirlings Dry Gin Basil Smash you’ll need:

  • 50ml Ad Gefrin's Thirlings Dry Gin
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 25ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 15ml Simple syrup
  • Ice cubes

To make a Thirlings Dry Gin Basil Smash:

  • In a cocktail shaker, mix the fresh basil leaves with freshly squeezed lemon juice and simple syrup.
  • Add Ad Gefrin's Thirlings Dry Gin and ice cubes to the shaker.
  • Shake vigorously until well-chilled.
  • Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with a sprig of fresh basil.

 

Thirlings Dry Gin Mojito

To create a Thirlings Dry Gin Mojito you’ll need:

  • 50ml Ad Gefrin's Thirlings Dry Gin
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 25ml Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 15ml Simple syrup
  • Soda water
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime wedge and mint sprig for garnish

To make a Thirlings Dry Gin Mojito:

  • In a glass, mix the fresh mint leaves with freshly squeezed lime juice and simple syrup.
  • Fill the glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour in Ad Gefrin's Thirlings Dry Gin.
  • Top up with soda water.
  • Stir gently to combine.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint.

 

Thirlings Dry Gin Elderflower Collins

To create a Thirlings Dry Gin Elderflower Collins you’ll need:

  • 50ml Ad Gefrin's Thirlings Dry Gin
  • 25ml Elderflower cordial
  • 25ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Soda water
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon slice and edible flowers for garnish

To make a Thirlings Dry Gin Elderflower Collins:

  • Fill a tall glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour in Ad Gefrin's Thirlings Dry Gin, elderflower cordial, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • Stir gently to combine.
  • Top up with soda water.
  • Garnish with a lemon slice and edible flowers for a summery touch.

 

Thirlings Dry Gin Summer Spritz

To create a Thirlings Dry Gin Summer Spritz you’ll need:

  • 50ml Ad Gefrin's Thirlings Dry Gin
  • 25ml Aperol
  • 50ml Prosecco
  • Soda water
  • Orange slice for garnish
  • Ice cubes

To make a Thirlings Dry Gin Summer Spritz:

  • Fill a wine glass with ice cubes.
  • Add Ad Gefrin's Thirlings Dry Gin and Aperol to the glass.
  • Top up with Prosecco.
  • Add a splash of soda water.
  • Stir gently to combine.
  • Garnish with an orange slice.

 

Make Classic Gin Cocktails For Summer

These simple, summer, gin based cocktails recipes featuring Ad Gefrin's Thirlings Dry Gin are sure to elevate your summer gatherings with their refreshing flavours and easy preparation, they are perfect for impressing your friends at a summer BBQ, enjoying while relaxing in the summer sunshine on a weekend in Northumberland, or for helping to create special summer celebration memories with loved ones. Make sure to add them to your gin cocktails list for you to try out for yourself.

Shop Ad Gefrin’s Thirlings Dry Gin online or for those local to the area, pop into our gift shop or local stockist to pick up a bottle for yourself and start creating your own summer gin cocktails. 

Want to know more about finding the perfect garnish for your gin cocktail? Take a look at our guide to gin garnish.

Looking for more inspiration how to use Ad Gefrin's Thrilings Dry Gin? Take a look at our easy gin cake recipes

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