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Our Favourite Gin Cocktails

Posted by Olivar Calvo Sandy on June 7 2017.

We have search the web for our favorite Gin Cocktails inspired by our Gin Tasting Class. They range from the easiest and most well known, the Gin and Tonic to the unique and complex Grilled Cherry Sours. Let us know your favorite Gin Cocktails.


Grilled Cherry Sours   

(Recipe and Image from Verses from My Kitchen)


Cherry Thyme Simple Syrup




2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups water

6 thyme sprigs

12 cherries, pitted





Combine the sugar, water and thyme and cherries in a saucepan over medium heat.Grilled Cherry Sours Cocktail drinks


Muddle the cherries with a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon until smashed and broken down.


Bring up to a boil and reduce immediately to a simmer, until the sugar has fully dissolved, about 5 minutes.


Remove from heat and let sit for a good hour.


Place the syrup at this point in the fridge to cool. Keep aside until you make the cocktail.


The Recipe for Grilled Cherry Sours




12 cherries, pitted, plus more for garnish

2 limes, cut in half

2 tbsp. honey

3 dashes of bitters

4 sprigs of thyme, plus more for garnish

2 cups of cherry thyme simple syrup

6 ounces of Gin





  • Preheat grill to 450F degrees. Place cherry halves and lime halves on the grill.

Close lid and leave for 2 minutes, or until charred. Remove from the grill and let cool.


  • Muddle the cherries, limes, honey, bitters and thyme in a cocktail shaker. Add in the simple syrup and gin and divide among 4 rock glasses filled with ice.


  • Garnish each with a cherry half and a thyme sprig. Serves 4.




AviationAviation Cocktail drinks

(Recipe and Image from Delish)




2 oz. Gin

.38 oz. maraschino liqueur

¾ oz. fresh lemon juice

.38 oz. violet liqueur

1 marasca cherry





Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the ingredients, except the cherry, and shake until chilled. Strain the drink into a coupe glass and garnish with a marasca cherry.




Gin & Tonic

Gin and Tonic drinks



2 oz gin

4-5 oz tonic

2 lime wedges





In a frozen collins glass, add the gin.

Fill the glass with ice, the larger the cubes are the better.

Squeeze in one of the lime wedges.

Add the tonic.

Squeeze in the second lime wedge, briefly stir.

Put you feet up, and drink.



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