Gin is one of the most popular spirits to use in mixed drinks. You don’t have to be a master mixologist to create a fancy drink that will wow your party guests. Just follow the simple instructions below on how to make a gin cocktail with lemon and you’ll be impressing folks in no time.
How to make a gin cocktail with lemon:
There are several variations of gin cocktails that include lemon. For example, there is the gin sour, the Fitzgerald, the casino, and the aviation. The gin sour is probably the simplest of the bunch. It’s the perfect trifecta of fruity, sour, and sweet on your tongue.
For the gin sour, you’ll just need three ingredients: the gin of your choice, the juice of a lemon, and some simple syrup. Once you’ve gathered your supplies, it only takes three easy steps to be sipping on your creation.
First, measure out your ingredients:
-2 ounces of gin
-0.75 ounces lemon juice
-0.75 ounces of simple syrup
Next, combine all three ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Finally, shake the cocktail ingredients vigorously and strain the liquid into a martini glass. Then voila, you drink is ready to enjoy!
Remember that fresh-squeezed lemon juice will make your drink taste better than any of the pre-squeezed store bought varieties. Also, the quality of the gin you select will of course have a large impact on how your drink turns out. For an aesthetic touch, consider garnishing your drink with a Maraschino cherry. If you’re out of of Maraschino cherries, you can use a thinly sliced lemon wedge for garnish instead. Or, if you want to be especially fancy, you could top your drink with both the cherry and lemon wedge.
Gin is versatile and the recipe ideas are too. Like Polo? Here is one gin recipe fashioned after Polo and aptly called the How to Make the Best Gin Cocktail with Lemon.
Hopefully, some of the mystery behind making mixed drinks has been decoded for you now. Enjoy this gin drink with friends at your next party. You’re sure to be the go-to bartender for the night with yet another handy recipe up your sleeve.