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Here are all the best summer gin cocktails to enjoy the season! Pair gin with fruit, herbs, and bubbles for the best refreshing drinks.

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When summer comes around, it’s time to start dusting off those deliciously refreshing drinks for patio sipping. Got a bottle of gin? Then let us introduce you to all the best ways to incorporate it into your summer drinking!

Here are all our top summer gin cocktails, from classics to unique and fruity spins! There’s the classic Mule done up as a mojito, the gimlet with added basil, and the Tom Collins with lavender. Botanical gin is a great mixer with summer ingredients: let’s get started.

Want more ideas? Try our top gin cocktails and simple gin cocktails.

Our best summer gin cocktails to try!

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Outside of these summer gin cocktails, there are lots more drink ideas! If you’ve got other spirits on hand, we’ve got cocktail recipes. Here are all our best ideas:

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Gin gin mule

Summer Gin Cocktails (Mule & More!)

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


The refreshing Gin Gin Mule cocktail is a modern classic! It’s essentially a mashup of a bubbly Moscow mule and a minty Mojito. Alternate method for a gin mule below*.


  • 4 mint sprigs*
  • ½ ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lime juice
  • ½ ounce (1 tablespoonsimple syrup
  • 2 ounces (¼ cup) gin
  • 2 ounces (¼ cup) ginger beer
  • For the garnish: lime wedges, mint sprig


  1. Gently muddle (mash) the mint sprigs in the bottom of the mug using a cocktail muddler or wooden spoon.
  2. Add the lime juice, simple syrup and gin. Stir to combine.
  3. Add ice and the ginger beer and stir gently. Garnish with lime and mint.


*Alternate method: to make a straight up Gin Mule, simply add 2 ounces (¼ cup) gin, ½ ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lime juice, and 4 ounces (½ cup) ginger beer in a copper mug, and fill with ice. Garnish with lime wedges and mint sprigs.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

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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