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5 Cocktails For Fans Of The Gin And Tonic To Try

By: Risha Ganguly

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A beautiful evening, friends and family, good food on the table and a classic Gin & Tonic – what else do you need to experience true bliss? Maybe some more cocktails on the table? Well, if you are a true G&T loyalist, it might be time to try out these 5 other cocktails that are deliciously close to G&T but uniquely different from it. Scroll down to know what these must-have cocktails are! 

Gimlet: 

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First up, let's meet the Gimlet—a drink that's simple, zesty, and perfect for G&T lovers looking for a bit of a twist. The Gimlet combines gin with lime juice and simple syrup, resulting in a tangy and refreshing cocktail. Shake it up with ice, strain, and garnish with a lime wheel. The Gimlet is a breeze to make and brings a burst of citrusy zing that's sure to brighten your day. 

Tom Collins: 

For those hot summer days when a G&T alone won't cut it, turn to Tom Collins for an uber cool companion. This classic cocktail features gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and soda water. Pour it over ice, stir gently, and garnish with a lemon slice. The Tom Collins is like a breezy stroll through a citrus orchard—a refreshing escape that complements the crispness of gin beautifully. 

tom collinsGin Fizz: 

Take your love for fizziness to new heights with the Gin Fizz. This fizzy delight combines Tanqueray gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a dash of egg white for that frothy, cloud-like texture. Shake it vigorously, strain into a glass, and top with soda water. The result? A light and airy mix that adds a layer of “hatke” to the familiar gin taste. Garnish with a lemon twist and let the bubbles dance on your palate.

Bee's Knees: 

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If you have a sweet tooth and a never-ending love for gin, the Bee's Knees is the cocktail for you. This delightful concoction combines gin, honey syrup, and fresh lemon juice. Shake it up with ice, strain into a glass, and garnish with a twist of lemon. Bee's Knees is sweet, tangy, and just a touch floral—a perfect combination of flavours that will have you buzzing with delight.

Gin Buck: 

For a cocktail that's as refreshing as a G&T but with a little something extra, try the Gin Buck. This simple yet satisfying drink features gin, ginger ale, and a splash of lemon juice. Pour it over ice, stir gently, and garnish with a lemon wedge. The Gin Buck is a thirst-quenching option that combines the herbal notes of gin with the spiciness of ginger, and you will be left asking for refills after a taste!

Have fun trying out all of these delicious cocktails! They are easy to make, delicious and surely something different from your regular G&T without deviating too much from your usual taste palette. So, drink responsible and enjoy!