Best Gin Cocktails for Every Season

When it comes to gin most people think of that bitter-tasting stuff your nan used to drink after tea. Today, gin has a completely different reputation. It is easily one of the trendiest new spirits especially as its clean fresh background offers a perfect blank canvas for many different flavour profiles. In this piece, I will be taking you on a virtual taste-test you should try at home.

Let’s dive in.

Drinking Gin Neat

Although most gins need to be mixed with a tonic or other flavour, some gins, like Willem Barentsz Jasmine can actually be enjoyed neat. The reason is that Barentsz uses small distilled batches to ensure a smoother finish. Their gin is created using an exotic selection of botanicals including jasmine and Golden Rye and Winter Wheat which give it the distinct flavour of Jasmine Gin. Jasmine Gin also offers a beautiful backdrop to many popular seasonal cocktails.

Try a few or all of these:

Autumnal Flavours

As the leaves begin to fall and temperature turns cool, cocktails can be the perfect thing for a cool Autumn evening. Apple is one of the most popular autumn flavours and it pairs well with a great gin. For a pretty and tasty cocktail, use Jasmine Gin, Apple Cider, Lime Juice, simple syrup made from honey, cinnamon, and thyme. For a fresh addition, cut up crisp apples into matchsticks. Strain the shaken ingredients and pour over cut apples. Garnish with a whole cinnamon stick and aromatic thyme.

Winter Spirits

If it ‘tis the season, why not enjoy a warm luxurious gin cocktail? The holiday season is a perfect time. You can create a gin and tonic with a special winter twist by using Mandarin & Jasmine Gin. Flavoured Gins are all the rage as the subtle Juniper berry flavour provides a perfect backdrop to a variety of tastes. Add traditional holiday spices like cinnamon and nutmeg or herbs such as rosemary and thyme.

Spring Fling

Springtime is a lovely time of warmer days and cool nights. Both provide an apt time for cocktails. During the day sip Jasmine gin cocktails like a Strawberry and Basil drink. At night, serve elegant cocktails featuring Jasmine gin, coconut water, and fresh orange juice. Decorate with edible orange blossoms, and get ready for the compliments.

Summer Drinks

Summer is a fun time to mix up drinks and have a party. Some perfect additions to an iced gin cocktail are fresh fruits like strawberries, watermelon, and citrus. Try a fun cocktail like a Singapore Sling or a more traditional Tom Collins.

For a Singapore Sling mix Jasmin Gin, Cherry Heering, Benedictine, fresh pineapple juice, lime juice, and some club soda. Add ice and enjoy!

A Tom Collins is an easy and familiar cocktail to make. Mix Jasmine Gin, lemon juice, a homemade simple syrup, and club soda. Shake with ice and strain well. A slice of lemon makes a refreshing garnish.

Wrap Up

Gin is a fantastic stand-alone spirit or accompaniment to a wide variety of flavours from spices to herbs, fresh fruits, and even edible flowers. Enjoy a Jasmine gin cocktail all year round!