How to drink gin

How to drink gin

Some people call gin juniper vodka, but true connoisseurs of this unique drink know that it has little in common with vodka. Cheap gin varieties are actually made from alcohol with the addition of aromatic essences and subsequent dilution of the drink to the desired strength, but such alcohol can be called a gin with a great stretch. Expensive varieties are made using a completely different technology: neutral alcohol, obtained from grain, is drawn onto aromatic raw materials with the obligatory inclusion of juniper berries in its composition, then diluted and distilled again, that is, it is re-distilled. On bottles with it, you will almost certainly find Distilled Gin (Distilled Gin). This drink will have a rich bouquet and a long finish. To appreciate its taste and aroma fully, you need to know how to drink gin properly. These recommendations, of course, do not apply to “juniper vodka” - it is suitable only for making cocktails, but they also come out less pleasant to the taste than are made from real distilled gin.

General Recommendations

When dealing with elite alcohol, I want to get maximum pleasure from using it. For this you need to know how to drink it and what to eat. This also concerns gin, the culture of use of which has certain subtleties.

  • Pour gin into elongated stacks with a thick bottom, which are called “horses” in the language of bartenders. It will be excellent if the dishes are cooled before that.
  • Gin is served cold. In order to taste this drink, its temperature should be 4-6 degrees. To get such a bottle of alcohol for some time placed in the freezer or refrigerator, where the appropriate temperature.
  • You can drink gin in pure or diluted form. In its pure form I drink it in one gulp. First, you will feel a burning cold, then heat will be replaced by the heat characteristic of alcohol. To help alleviate the taste of alcohol, a slice of fruit: kiwi, lemon, lime helps to reduce it. People who do not like strong alcohol can dilute it with clean non-carbonated water in a ratio of 1: 1, 1: 2 or even 1: 3. Diluted gin gulp to drink optional.
  • Jin whets the appetite, so most often it is served as an aperitif.
  • Gin can be used as one of the ingredients of an alcoholic cocktail. Some connoisseurs claim that it is in the composition of cocktails that the taste of gin is revealed in the best way. One way or another, but a variety of recipes allows almost everyone to find the one that he likes.

It is unacceptable to drink gin, but to eat it with one of the products suitable for this drink will not be a sign of bad taste.

What to eat gin

Gin goes well with a variety of snacks. The most suitable are:

  • beef steak or other hot meat dishes;
  • hot fish snacks;
  • sausages and smoked meats, cold cuts;
  • cheese, preferably hard grades;
  • aspic from tongue or other meat products;
  • sandwiches with caviar;
  • salads with meat, fish, cheese;
  • olives;
  • marinated mushrooms;
  • pickled onions;
  • fruits, especially kiwi, peaches, grapes, grapefruit and other citrus fruits;
  • bitter and milk chocolate;
  • cakes;
  • marshmallows, marshmallow and marmalade.

From such an abundance of appetizers suitable for gin it is difficult not to choose a dish that will suit you and your guests.

Gin and tonic


  • gin - 100 ml;
  • tonic (with quinine) - 0, 2 l;
  • lud - to taste;
  • lemon - 1 slice.

Method of preparation:

  • Place ice cubes at the bottom of a tall glass. Ideally, they should reach the middle of the glass.
  • Pour in gin first, then tonic.
  • Place a slice of lemon on top or side.

Usually a cocktail is served with a straw, but you can do without it by placing the lemon directly on the ice before filling the glass with liquid ingredients. Gin and tonic is considered one of the most popular drinks in America, many make it at home.

Cocktail “Bronx”


  • gin - 20 ml;
  • vermouth (preferably Rosso martini) - 10 ml;
  • orange juice - 20 ml.

Method of preparation:

  • Squeeze the juice from the orange, measure the desired amount.
  • Cut the zest from the fruit to form a neat spiral.
  • Juice, vermouth and gin mix with a shaker. You need to shake for at least a minute so that the ingredients are well mixed.
  • Fill the stem with the resulting mixture. You can use a martini glass.

It remains to decorate a cocktail with orange zest and to offer guests.

Lady Chatterley Cocktail


  • gin - 30 ml;
  • Curaso liqueur - 10 ml;
  • vermouth - 10 ml;
  • orange juice - 10 ml.

Method of preparation:

  • Combine the components and shake well in the shaker.
  • Fill champagne glasses with a cocktail.

Light bubbles may form at the edges of the drink, they are not removed. Cocktail looks solemn, suitable for a festive buffet.

Cheeky Pooky Cocktail


  • gin - 15 ml;
  • limoncello - 20 ml;
  • blackcurrant liqueur - 15 ml;
  • black ground pepper - a pinch.

Method of preparation:

  • Pepper grind with a special mill.
  • Prepare a glass. Best fit high, but not too voluminous.
  • Pour gin into the bottom of the glass.
  • Carefully, in the spoon, pour in limoncello.
  • Next layer the blackcurrant liqueur.
  • Sprinkle the liquor with pepper.

The layered cocktail made according to this recipe looks bright and seductive. Pepper allows you to balance the taste of ingredients with a pronounced sweet-sour taste. If you want his presence in the cocktail turned out to be a mystery, you can sprinkle them, not the top layer, but the middle layer, hiding between limoncello and blackcurrant liqueur.

Cocktail “Alexander”


  • coffee liqueur - 30 ml;
  • gin - 30 ml;
  • fatty cream - 30 ml;
  • crushed ice - 100 g;
  • nutmeg - a pinch.

Method of preparation:

  • Mix the ingredients and whip them in a shaker with ice for a minute.
  • Strain the mixture.
  • Fill a high martini glass with a cocktail.
  • Sprinkle with nutmeg.

Most of the cocktails with gin have fruit notes, the same variant stands out against their background with a noble creamy coffee flavor with a unique aftertaste.

Cocktail “001”


  • gin - 40 ml;
  • currant syrup - 20 ml;
  • “Sprite” or a drink similar to it - 100 ml;
  • crushed ice - to taste;
  • A sprig of mint - for decoration.

Method of preparation:

  • At the bottom of a tall glass for cocktails, pour in a handful of crushed ice.
  • Pour syrup over ice.
  • Then pour in gin.
  • Pour Sprite last.

It remains to decorate the glass with mint, insert a tube into it and serve. The straw is obligatory, as the drink belongs to the category of long drinks. She, if desired, can mix the ingredients.

Arno Cocktail


  • peach liqueur - 30 ml;
  • vermouth - 30 ml;
  • gin - 30 ml;
  • ice cubes - to taste.

Method of preparation:

  • Mix with shaker liqueur, vermouth and gin.
  • At the bottom of a martini glass or another glass that is wide and thin, place a few ice cubes.
  • Fill a glass with a prepared drink.

The drink is strong, but so pleasant to the taste that it is drunk easily and is enjoyed by almost everyone, especially the ladies.

Cocktail “White Lady”


  • gin - 50 ml;
  • egg white - 1 pc .;
  • sugar - a pinch;
  • cream - 30 ml.

Method of preparation:

  • Place the ingredients in the shaker tank, shake it vigorously for a minute.
  • Fill a tall glass with a cocktail.

As a decoration, you can use chopped lemon zest, sprinkling it on the surface of the cocktail.

Gin is one of the most unusual alcoholic drinks, with distinctive juniper notes. Many connoisseurs gladly use it in its pure form. Interestingly reveals the taste of gin in cocktails.

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