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Different Ways to Drink Gin

Gin has a long and storied history, dating back to the early days of distillation in the Middle Ages. It originated from juniper berries, which give it the all-too familiar taste. Today, gin is enjoyed by people all over the world, and for a good reason—it’s a delicious, refreshing spirit that can be enjoyed in various ways.

What Are Different Ways to Drink Gin?

Whether you’re a long-time fan or just getting started, it’s important to understand the different ways to drink gin to find the best way to enjoy it. Below are some of the different ways to drink gin and how to make the perfect gin-based cocktail.

Gin and Tonic

The classic gin and tonic are one of the most popular ways to drink gin. This simple yet delicious combination consists of two parts gin and one part tonic water. The tonic water adds a hint of sweet and bitter flavour, while the gin adds a complex and refreshing taste. You can also customise your gin and tonic by adding fresh fruit, herbs or spices.


A martini is a classic cocktail that many people associate with the James Bond films. To make a martini, combine two parts gin and one part dry vermouth in a shaker filled with ice. Shake the ingredients vigorously, then strain them into a martini glass. You can also add a few drops of orange or lemon juice for extra flavour.


The gimlet is another classic cocktail made with gin. To make a gimlet, mix two parts gin and one part lime juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake the ingredients until chilled and strain into a glass. You can also add a dash of simple syrup for sweetness.


The Negroni is a popular Italian cocktail that combines gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari. To make a Negroni, combine equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari in a shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled, then strain into a glass. You can also garnish with an orange peel for extra flavour.

This particular drink has seen a resurgence in popularity because House of the Dragon star Emma D’arcy claimed it was an element in their favourite drink. 

Gin Fizz

The gin fizz is a refreshing and light cocktail that combines gin, lemon juice, and soda water. To make a gin fizz, combine two parts gin, one part lemon juice and one part simple syrup in a shaker filled with ice. Shake the ingredients until chilled and strain into a glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a lemon wheel.


There are many benefits to drinking gin. Gin can help to improve your mood, reduce stress, and increase your energy levels. It can also help to improve your digestion and reduce inflammation. Additionally, gin can help to protect your heart health and improve your cognitive function.

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