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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.

Gin cocktails; gin and tonic in bar with gin bottle

Looking for drinks to make with gin? Here at A Couple Cooks we’re cocktail experts and certified mixologists with over 300 cocktail recipes in our library. 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 an impressively frothy foam that rises to the top. Then there’s the French 75, a bubbly sophisticated champagne cocktail with gin, and the Gimlet, zingy and perfectly balanced with gin and lime. And who could resist a Tom Collins or Gin and Tonic? Keep reading for these iconic recipes. (Or, search by season with 10 Summer Gin Cocktails or 10 Winter Gin Cocktails.)

And now…the 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

33 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

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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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?