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Meet the top drinks made with dry gin

Dry gin, with its juniper-forward flavour and aromatic botanicals is the star ingredient in countless classic and contemporary cocktails. It’s no wonder that gin has been a beloved spirit for centuries, cherished for its flexibility and the refreshing, herbal notes it brings to any beverage.


In this blog, we’re diving into the top recipes that use dry gin. From timeless favourites that have stood the test of time to modern twists you won’t yet know, these cocktails showcase the magic of dry gin in all its glory.


Whether you’re a seasoned gin enthusiast or a curious newcomer, you’ll find plenty of inspiration to elevate your cocktail game. And as makers of The World’s Most Awarded Gin, we know what makes a great serve.


So get your ice in the freezer and cocktail shaker at the ready – here’s the best drinks to make with dry gin. 

What mixes well with dry gin?

Dry gin is an incredibly versatile spirit. Which means you can mix it with almost anything. But if you want to let the gin’s botanicals do the talking, try mixing with lighter drinks like lemonade, tonic, soda water and freshly squeezed fruit juice. You can also pair it with alcoholic beverages like Prosecco, white white and vermouth. Discover our list of top gin mixers.

Best dry gin drinks recipes

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GIN fizz

The Gin Fizz is a refreshing, classic cocktail that combines the crispness of Beefeater London Dry Gin with the tangy zest of lemon juice and sweetness of simple syrup. Topped with soda water, this fizzy drink is perfect for warm weather or a lively gathering. 


To make at home, shake gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup with ice, then strain into a glass and top with soda water. Garnish with a lemon slice or twist.

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For a berry good time, try a Gin Bramble. This fruity, vibrant drink starts with a classic dry gin, lemon and simple syrup mix. But this time adds a drizzle of blackberry liqueur to create a beautiful rich ombre effect.


It’s tart, sweet and charming, a nod to British summer. Garnish with fresh berries or a lemon slice and sip on a sunny afternoon. 

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The Negroni is a classic cocktail that’s best made with dry gin. Our Negroni recipe creates a perfect serve, using equal parts Beefeater London Dry Gin, Campari and sweet vermouth.


The secret to getting it right is stirring the ingredients until chill over ice, then straining into a rocks glass over a large ice cube. An orange twist garnish adds extra citrus notes that balance out the drink’s bitterness.


When the sun’s balmy, a frozen cocktail is what you need. Enter the Ginita, an icy blended drink that mixes dry gin with your favourite fruity flavours. It’s a bit like a Daiquiri but with lots more botanical goodness. 


Go exotic with a Mango Ginita that’ll give you all the tropical flavours of a beach bound holiday. Or try our passion fruit gin cocktail to get summer ready.

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For a refreshing, herbaceous twist on a usual drink, try the Gin Basil Smash. This cocktail muddles fresh basil with lemon and simple syrup for a hint of savoury sweetness. Before adding dry gin and a surprising dash of extra virgin olive oil to create its signature silky texture.


It’s the perfect drink for those who enjoy something unexpected and truly shows off the versatility of gin.

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It doesn’t get more classic than a Martini. This two ingredient cocktail is where dry gin really shines – especially seeing as it’s the star of the show. 


How you shake or stir things up is up to you – there’s plenty of Martini variations from the Dirty to the Perfect. But if you ask us, you can’t beat the original Dry Gin Martini recipe that serves super chilled dry gin with a dash of dry vermouth and a citrus twist.

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gin sour

The Gin Sour is a lighter, more aromatic take on the Whisky Sour. Make yours with dry gin using the classic lemon and sugar base and frothy egg white finish. Or add a fruity twist with added ingredients.


Our favourites are a Pineapple Sour flavoured with exotic fruit and coconut – if you love a Piña Colada, you’ll love this one. Or for a richer, sweeter serve, try the Berry Sour.

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gin and tonic

The G&T is a timeless drink that never goes out of style. Easy, quick and effortless, it can be made in seconds but tastes like perfection. The crisp, botanical flavours of dry gin really shine through, complemented by the light, bubble mix of tonic.


If you want to mix things up, try a Frozen Gin and Tonic, our icy take on the classic recipe. You’ll simply blend gin with ice and fresh lemon juice before topping with tonic to serve.


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For a bold, botanical twist on the original Bloody Mary, try a Red Snapper. This fun variation swaps vodka for dry gin, adding a unique aromatic depth to the drink. 


To create a Bloody Mary with gin, mix with tomato juice, a dash of lemon, Worcestershire sauce and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add in as much hot sauce as you dare and shake with ice. We love a celery stalk and lemon wedge garnish, as well as a sprig of thyme to keep things extra fresh.

looking for more cocktails?

Find more gin cocktails to make with Beefeater London dry gin. There’s everything from fruity gin cocktails to gin aperitifs, perfect for serving before dinner. You can also find out more about the different types of gin including our guide to dry gin.

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