Best ingredients for a Strawberry Gin cocktail
Gin cocktails (without tonic) are often referred to as Tom Collins cocktails and the most basic recipe consists of a fabulous gin paired with club soda and lemon juice. Thanks to the craft gin explosion, you’ll want to make this recipe over and over trying a new gin every time. To get you started, we recommend our fave O’ndina Gin, it’s a gorgeous small batch gin made with zesty Southern Italian lemons and oranges. The vibrant citrus notes make this gin a perfect partner for sweet strawberries. You’ll also need club soda, some strawberries bursting with all their seasonal goodness, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Oh, and ice to keep the summer heat at bay!
The easiest Strawberry Gin Cocktail recipe
This Strawberry Gin recipe is so simple yet sophisticated for all your summer party needs. It’s a matter of crushing, or in cocktail lingo, muddling a strawberry with a little sugar to release all the berry goodness before adding gin, lemon juice, and club soda to the mix. All this can be done in a mason jar if you don’t have a cocktail shaker. Serve this blushed berry cocktail in a tall Tom Collins or highball glass, making it easy to up your ice for an extra chilled drink and giving you room to top with more soda if you prefer a lighter cocktail.
The perfect gin to use for a Strawberry Gin cocktail
Always choose a top shelf gin for the best results. O’ndina Gin is our top choice for a Strawberry Gin Cocktail but there are plenty of other gins that would be delicious in this strawberry gin recipe. Give Bulldog London Dry Gin a go, or why not try Bickens Premium Pink Distilled Gin, made with zesty grapefruit, to add divine tartness to this cocktail? You also could double up on your strawberry flavor with a strawberry-infused gin. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s high-quality and bursting with zesty, floral or herby notes to really compliment the sweetness of strawberry.
All the substitutions and variations you need to know about
Alternating your gin base in this recipe will give you plenty of variations to mix up but here are some other twists and ideas to try:
- Try a herby twist. Add a few basil leaves to muddle with your strawberries for Strawberry Basil Cocktail that’s herby and fragrant, like a picnic in a glass
There’s so many ways to enjoy gin cocktails this summer. If you’re not into gin, check out some our other Easy Summer Cocktails for enviable drinks that are so simple to make.