Gin is one of the most versatile spirits. It can be used as a base for a HUGE range of cocktails, with a simple mixer over ice, or if you really want to focus in on the subtleties – drink it neat.
The most popular mixer to drink with gin is, of course, tonic water. It’s a classic for a reason: the bitterness of the tonic water balances and reflects the botanicals. The fizz of the tonic water gives Beefeater Gin an effervescence, bringing those citrus notes bursting out, all while maintaining that award-winning juniper character. For the perfect G&T, check out the Beefeater Gin and Tonic recipe here.
Made even more famous by the (excellent) song Gin and Juice by Snoop Dogg, gin and juice has no specific recipe. It’s a freestyle cocktail- use whatever juices you like to create a fruity gin cocktail. We like orange juice with a top of up grapefruit juice- to perfectly complement the Sevillian orange peel in our London Dry Gin.
For those of us with a sweet tooth, mixing gin with lemonade is one alternative to using the classic tonic water. Especially bright with Beefeater Pink Strawberry.
Flavoured Tonic Waters
Riff on the iconic G&T with a flavoured tonic water. We love tonics with citrus flavours like lemon or grapefruit that let our botanicals sing. When we’re feeling more adventurous, yuzu, pepper and even rose tonics pair well with Beefeater.
Often the best thing to mix gin with is another spirit. Have a leaf through our cocktail recipes to find one to shake up with whatever’s on your bar cart tonight. Make yours a martini? Or is it sure to be a spritz?
Tea is a delicate balance of flavours- just like gin. Try using iced tea-fruit infused for extra sweetness. Or, switch things up with one of our hot cocktail recipes. Earl Grey makes a surprisingly good cocktail ingredient!
Put the ‘Gin’ in ‘Ginger’ with this spirit and mixer combo. Ginger is naturally warming and with a hint of spice- a blend that sits perfectly with the subtle juniper notes in Beefeater Gin.
For a real winter warmer cocktail, Ginger Beer is a stronger, warmer gingery ingredient than the very similar ginger ale. We love to take things up a notch with this one and make a delicious hot cocktail- the GINger Apple.
We love this old school mixer that packs a lemony punch.
A highly sophisticated mixer, for sure. If you’re looking for a way to give your gin a little glamour, top with champagne. We love this with Beefeater Pink Strawberry Gin– for an extra flourish try the Pink 75, the pink gin take on a classic ‘French 75’.
Get a lighter scotch and soda vibe- we like to add in an extra squeeze of citrus to really bring out the fruit notes in Beefeater Gin. Try soda water with a little squeeze of orange.
Drinking gin neat might not be as common as with spirits like whisky, but for a true aficionado’s sip, try a small measure, chilled over ice, for a real exploration of all the botanical details in Beefeater Gin. Always enjoy Beefeater Gin responsibly- go for a slow savour.
For even more gin drinking inspo, head over to our collection of cocktail recipes and join us behind the bar.
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