Cocktails with gin and juice are quite tasty and they are perfectly suited for nearly any occasion that you can imagine. In order to appreciate the choices at your disposal, let’s take a quick look at what many consider to represent the top blends as well as what they entail.
These are the 10 best Cocktails Involving Gin and Juice
Made from Southern Comfort, gin, amaretto and orange juice, this cocktail was made famous by American football quarterback Brett Favre. However, many feel that the Alabama Slammer has existed in one form or another since at least the 1980s. It is served cold and it is particularly popular during the summer months.
The Coco Loco is made from mixing equal parts of sloe gin, rum, vodka, apple juice and coconut cream. However, please keep in mind that some prefer lemon or orange juice as a replacement for apple juice. The origins of this recipe are associated with the Caribbean islands.
Medias de Seda
Known for its smooth and uniform flavour, Medias de Seda is a mixture of condensed milk, tequila, grenadine and heavy cream. A sprinkle of cinnamon adds an extra bite and those who are looking for a drier taste can replace the tequila with an equal portion of gin.
This cocktail is one of the easiest to make and it is therefore very popular. It only requires equal parts of gin, tonic, lemon juice and carbonated water. Ice chips can be added when desired although these will dilute the flavour. The Tom Collins has been popular within universities for decades and while the exact origins are unknown, the name itself can be traced back at least as far as the 1860s.
Agua de Valencia
Agua de Valencia (literally “Water of Valencia”) is another great option to keep in mind during the warm summer months. It consists of gin, vodka, orange juice and champagne (cava can also be substituted). Once these ingredients are mixed, sugar will be added in order to achieve the appropriate level of sweetness. Experts believe that it was first created in 1959 by a bartender in the city of Valencia. Anyone looking for a slightly sour personality can choose lemon juice over orange juice.
Long Island Iced Tea
Known for its potency, the Long Island Iced Tea is popular throughout the United States as well as many portions of Europe. It is made from gin, light rum, triple sec, tequila and vodka. Younger generations such as students have always gravitated towards Long Island Iced Teas. A touch of cola allows the drink to appear similar to a traditional iced tea. While a bartender claimed to have invented this concoction in 1972, many feel that it has existed since at least the American era of Prohibition.
This relaxing drink is created by adding equal portions of gin, Cointreau, apricot brandy, a small amount of Galliano and a splash of lemon juice. However, lemon can be replaced with orange if desired. It is thought to have been named after a song of the same name that was first recorded in 1961 (and featured in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s). A cherry may be added for decoration although this is not necessary.
This is another classic cocktail which has enjoyed fame since at least the early portion of the 20th century. Creator Hugo Ensslin was thought to have gained inspiration to create this drink from the early experimental flights of the Wright brothers. This drink will require gin, lemon juice, creme de violette and maraschino liqueur. There are also times when the creme de violette will not be included. It is served straight up in a traditional cocktail glass.
This cocktail falls into the “highball” class and it is made from gin, half of a lime and carbonated water. A Rickey will be served in a sour glass. Traditional recipes do not include any sugar although this can be added according to personal preferences. In the same respect, the lime can be replaced with a lemon or even an orange. Historians claim that this drink was first created by an American bartender during the 1880s. It is said to have been named after the politician Colonel Joe Rickey.
This alluring cocktail contains an amalgam of lemon juice, raspberry syrup, gin and a single egg white. Please keep in mind that the egg white is not intended to be used as a flavour. It will rather act as an emulsifier; providing the drink with a frothy appeal. It is possible to use blackberry syrup in lieu of raspberry flavouring if none is available. It is believed that the name of this drink was derived from a Philadelphia men’s club during the latter half of the 19th century.
These are all great cocktails and if you have been looking to enjoy a tasty treat, they will not disappoint.