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Here are the all best gin cocktails and drinks that are flavorful and easy to make! Try the gimlet, gin fizz and more.

Best gin cocktails

Looking for drinks to make with gin? Here at A Couple Cooks we’re cocktail experts with over 300 cocktail recipes in our collection. We’ve made every gin cocktail and rounded up all the very best gin cocktails to make with this botanical spirit.

There’s the sweet tart Gin Fizz, with a magical fluffy foam that rises to the top. Then of course there’s the French 75, a champagne cocktail with gin that’s sophisticated and festive, and the Gimlet, herbaceous and perfectly balanced. And who could resist a Tom Collins or Gin and Tonic? Keep reading for the recipes. Want to search by season? Try 10 Summer Gin Cocktails or 10 Winter Gin Cocktails.

And now…30 best gin cocktails & drinks!

Types of gin

The best gin for these gin cocktails? Gin is perhaps the most varied liquor out there. The best choice is a gin you love, but here are some of our top choices and what we’d steer clear of:

  • Malfy and Beefeater London Dry have a developed, botanical flavor that blends well in cocktails.
  • Locally distilled gin is a great option! In Indianapolis, we like 8th Day Distillery, Hotel Tango, and Big Heart Gin.
  • Steer clear of strong flavored sipping gins in cocktails. For us this includes brands like Tanqueray gin, which is very floral, and Opihr gin has very forward spices. These will overpower the subtlety in many mixed drinks.

More cocktails

Outside of these gin cocktails, here are a few more of our favorite drink recipes starring this tasty spirit:

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Gin fizz

30 Best Gin Cocktails

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 drinks 1x


Looking for the best gin cocktail recipe? Try a refreshing Gin Fizz: it’s sweet, tangy, and has a frothy egg white foam topping.


  • ½ cup gin
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or simple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (1 lemon)
  • 1 egg white (or for vegan, substitute 2 tablespoons aquafaba*)
  • ¼ cup soda water


  1. Place the gin, maple syrup, lemon juice, and egg white in a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and shake.
  2. Pour the drink into two glasses and top with the soda water, which forms the egg white foam on top. Serve immediately.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Gin Cocktails, Gin Fizz

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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  1. Hi there, I make this cocktail. The taste is splendid, however, the eggs whites we’re not as high as the image. Ours was a mm – what did i do wrong?