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Five Spring Cocktail Recipes Gin Lovers Need to Try

in Mixology April 6, 2018
Gin Basil Smash

Celebrate the seasonal change with these five spritzy and refreshing spring cocktail recipes.

Spring has sprung! And the new season brings with it all the hallmarks of warm-weather sipping, from long serves and fresh berries to vibrant herbs and bright citrus. Join us in a spirited celebration: these five spring cocktail recipes are perfect for gin lovers looking to raise a glass.

Gin Basil Smash

Delicately green and reminiscent of growing things, the Gin Basil Smash—first dreamed up by Hamburg-based bartender Joerg Meyer—is an essential spring cocktail recipe to have on hand.

12 basil leaves (plus more to garnish)

50ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin

20ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

10ml sugar syrup

Gently muddle the basil leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and the remaining three ingredients. Seal, shake well, and double strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with additional basil leaves.

Lemon Drizzle Mojito

Lemon Drizzle Mojito

A refreshing Lemon Drizzle Mojito is perfect for spring sipping.

Put that Lemon Drizzle Gin to good use and give it a starring role in this long, zesty number.

50ml Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle Gin

15ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

15ml freshly squeezed lime juice

20ml sugar syrup

8-10 mint leaves, plus more to garnish


Raspberry, to garnish

Lemon peel, to garnish

Put the first five ingredients in a highball glass. Fill with crushed ice and churn. Top with more crushed ice and soda. Garnish with the mint, raspberry, and lemon peel.

Fig-et Me Not

Redolent of juicy figs, this decadent spring cocktail—a riff on a classic sour—is the perfect way to toast the season.

40ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin

20ml Crème de Figue

20ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

10ml sugar syrup

1 egg white

Angostura bitters

Sliced fig, to garnish

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and dry shake. Add ice to the shaker, seal, and shake again. Double strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with the sliced fig and a swirl of bitters.


The Daisy is a classic spring number that’s been savoured for centuries.

In honour of the daisies that are popping up all over town, whip up a classic, refreshing Daisy.

50ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin

25ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

10ml pomegranate syrup (or grenadine)


Seasonal berries, to garnish

Add first three ingredients to an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with soda and garnish with seasonal berries and a straw.

Hop Collins

This spring, don’t choose between beer and gin: instead, make yourself a Hop Collins and enjoy the best of both refreshing worlds.

50ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin

10ml sugar syrup

20ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

Good-quality lager or pale ale

Lemon twist or hop, to garnish

Combine the first three ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake well and double strain into a chilled glass. Top with chilled beer and garnish with a lemon twist or hop.

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