11 Gin Cocktails for World Gin Day

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Gin Cocktails

The GINsational month of June is here. And Gin cocktails can’t be left out. With World Gin Day held annually on the second Saturday of June, this day is an ode to the versatility and charm of gin. This juniper-infused spirit has captivated the palates of gin-lovers around the globe.

Originating in the 17th century, gin has evolved from a medicinal tonic to a sophisticated base for a variety of gin cocktails. Whether you prefer the crisp and piney elegance of a Gin & Tonic, the botanical complexity of a Negroni, the tropical and spicy thrill of a Singapore Sling, or the bright and flowery zest of a Bee’s Knees, there is a gin cocktail for every taste.

We at TheGlitz have steered away from the classic gin cocktail recipes in favour of more intriguing and simple mixes made with Indian artisan gin brands that bring a fresh twist to your gin experience. And World Gin Day offers the perfect opportunity to sample these unique concoctions, appreciate the craftsmanship behind premium handmade gins, and perhaps discover a new favourite drink. So, gather your friends, pick up your favourite gin, and toast to this delightful spirit with 11 tantalising gin cocktails that promise to make your celebration truly special.

GIN COCKTAILS

GREAT INDIAN CUCUMBER CHIA

Great Indian Cucumber Chia cocktail
Great Indian Cucumber Chia cocktail

Ingredients:

60ml Great Indian Gin
100gms Cucumber (slice and chunks)
15ml Lime Juice
15ml Sugar Syrup
90ml Tonic Water

Method:

Build upon ice in an all-purpose wine glass. Add Great Indian Gin. Splash with Tonic water. Top-up with lime juice and sugar syrup. Stir gently and garnish with cucumber.

THE JAMUN CLUB

The Jamun Club offers a delightful blend of citrus flavors from the Baagh gin and lemon juice, complemented by the sweet and slightly tart notes of the Jamun berries. The result is refreshing and flavourful. One of the best gin cocktails to try on World Gin Day.

The Jamun Club - Gin cocktails
The Jamun Club cocktail from Baagh Gin

Ingredients:

60 ml Baagh Gin
30 ml Freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
½ oz Simple Syrup
6-8 Fresh Jamun Berries
1 Egg White

Method:

Muddle Jamun berries in a cocktail shaker. Add gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup to the shaker. Shake with ice for 15-20 seconds to chill. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a citrus rind. Serve and enjoy!

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THE VINEYARD ZEST

A tantalizing blend of green apple, grape, cordial, and Baagh Indian Craft Gin. Steps to make the Green Apple and Grape Cordial: Blend 400g green apple, 100g grape, and 100ml water until smooth. Heat the mixture gently in a saucepan, adding 40g sugar and 25ml lime juice. Remove from heat and fine strain the cordial and it’s ready to go!

The Vineyard Zest by Baagh Gin - gin cocktails
The Vineyard Zest by Baagh Gin

Ingredients:

60ml Baagh Gin
5ml Fresh Lime
30ml Cordial
5ml Egg White (optional for creamy texture) 

Method:

Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, fill it up with ice, and shake. Pour it into a coupe glass. Garnish it with 1 drop of angostura and edible white flowers. Experience the perfect balance of flavours in this delightful cocktail.

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FLOWER POWER

This refreshing cocktail combines floral notes from the marigold/calendula brew with the juniper and citrus character of gin, topped with a touch of sweetness from the pineapple foam.

Flower Power cocktail from Mohulo Gin
Flower Power cocktail from Mohulo Gin

Ingredients:

50ml Mohulo Gin
40-50ml Marigold/Calendula Floral Brew
40-50ml Tonic Water
Pineapple Foam to top up

Method:

Build the drink directly in a wine glass. Pour in the Mohulo gin, followed by the marigold/calendula floral brew and tonic water. Gently top the drink with pineapple foam.

SUNDOWNER SPICE

This refreshing cocktail is a delightful twist on a classic gin and citrus drink, featuring the unique peppery aroma of curry leaves.

Sundowner Spice cocktail from Mohulo Gin - gin cocktails
Sundowner Spice cocktail from Mohulo Gin

Ingredients:

50ml Mohulo Gin
10ml Grapefruit Syrup
20ml Grapefruit Juice
20ml Orange Juice
Soda Water

Method:

Combine and Shake (without Soda): Add the Mohulo gin, grapefruit syrup, grapefruit juice, and orange juice to the shaker with the muddled curry leaves and shake well. Strain the mixture into a tall glass filled with fresh ice cubes. Top the drink with soda water to your desired level of fizz. Garnish your Sundowner Spice with a single spring curry leaf for a touch of elegance and a final hint of spice.

GULABI SADI

Ingredients:

45ml Samsara Pink Gin
10ml Cucumber Ribbon Infusion
10ml Butterfly Pea Flower Tea
50ml Lime Juice
Ice Cubes

Method:

Build up the cocktail in the wine goblet. Garnish with a cucumber ribbon on a satay stick. A specially crafted gin cocktail recipe from Hitchki Restro Bar.

BEER-A-MANDI

Beer-a-mandi
Beer-a-mandi

Ingredients:

60ml Samsara Hazelnut Coffee Gin
20ml Sugar Syrup
1 Bottle of Beer
Ice Cubes

Method:

Shake and float the cocktail. Serve in a beer glass. A specially crafted gin cocktail recipe from Hitchki Restro Bar.

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THE PAHADI PROWLER

The Pahadi Prowler
The Pahadi Prowler

Ingredients:

45ml Kumaon & I Gin
22.5ml Rhododendron and Pineapple Syrup
10ml Citrus Juice
Protein Wash
Pineapple Leaf for Garnish

Method:

Mix all ingredients apart from the protein (milk and cream). Take a container and add milk and cream to it. Pour the rest of the ingredients from the top and allow it to rest for 15-20 mins then take a coffee filter and allow this mixture to pass through it. Pour 80ml of it in a coupe glass on clear ice. Garnish and serve.

THE JIJI TUB

The Jiji Tub
The Jiji Tub

Ingredients:

45ml Jin Jiji India Dry Gin
Bird’s Eye Chili ½ Piece
30ml Pickle Brine
A Handful of Fresh Coriander
15ml Cucumber Syrup

Method:

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the half Bird’s Eye Chili and fresh coriander together. Add the Jin Jiji India Dry Gin, pickle brine, and cucumber syrup to the shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass or a cup filled with ice. Top the drink with a small handful of popcorn. Serve and enjoy.

CINNAMON ROSEMARY GIN & TONIC

Cinnamon Rosemary Gin & Tonic Cocktail from Zoya Gin
Cinnamon Rosemary Gin & Tonic Cocktail from Zoya Gin

Ingredients:

60ml Zoya Gin
1 slice of Orange
1 sprig of Rosemary
1 Cinnamon Stick
Tonic water and Ice

Method:

Place a block of ice, cinnamon stick, rosemary sprig, orange slice into a rocks glass. Pour Zoya gin and top it with tonic water. Stir and serve.

AMALFI SETTANTACINQUE (spelled ‘A-mal-fi-SET-ANTA-CHIN-Qu-whe’)

Amalfi Settantacinque
Amalfi Settantacinque

Ingredients:

25ml Malfy Con Limone
20ml Clementine Juice
15ml Simple Syrup
20ml Lemon Juice
75ml Perrier – Jouet NV Brut

Method:

Shake the first three ingredients and pour into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with seltzer/soda. For extra citrus punch, you can use grapefruit soda as well. Garnish with lemon twist and star anise and serve.

GIN SOUR

Gin Sour at Deltin Royale
Gin Sour at Deltin Royale

Ingredients:

60ml Gin
Half Lemon
15ml Sugar Syrup
Egg optional

Method:

Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. If you’re using egg white, shake it without ice for 20-30 seconds. Add ice cubes and shake again before straining into a cocktail glass with more ice. Garnish with a lemon slice and a maraschino cherry, or add a splash of Angostura bitters. A specially crafted gin cocktail recipe from Deltin Royale, Goa.

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Please drink responsibly. Excessive consumption of alcohol is harmful to your health. This article is intended for readers of legal drinking age.

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