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Best Cocktails with Gin: Mixing Gin with Pommenade

Best Cocktails with Gin: Mixing Gin with Pommenade

Are you looking for a refreshing cocktail to quench your thirst during those hot summer days? Gin, the quintessential English spirit, is one of the most versatile spirits, making it a perfect base for many cocktails. In this blog post, we'll be discussing the best cocktails with gin and how you can incorporate a new Swiss soft drink, Pommenade, into your gin cocktails to create unique and delicious drinks. So, let's get started!


Introduction to Gin

Before we dive into the world of gin cocktails, let's first talk about gin. Gin is a spirit that is distilled from juniper berries and other botanicals, giving it a unique flavor profile. It is an incredibly versatile spirit that pairs well with a wide range of ingredients, making it a popular choice for cocktail enthusiasts.


History of Gin

Gin has a fascinating history, dating back to the 17th century when it was first produced in Holland as a medicine. It gained popularity in England during the 18th century, where it was used to treat a variety of ailments, including malaria. Gin's popularity continued to grow, and by the 19th century, it had become one of the most popular spirits in England.


The Best Cocktails with Gin

Now that we've talked about gin let's dive into some of the best cocktails you can make with this versatile spirit. These cocktails are easy to make, and you can customize them to your liking by adding different ingredients or adjusting the measurements.


The Classic Gin and Tonic



The classic gin and tonic is a simple yet refreshing cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. To make this cocktail, you'll need:

  • 2 oz gin

  • Tonic water

  • Lime wedge

Instructions:

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.

  2. Add the gin.

  3. Top with tonic water.

  4. Garnish with a lime wedge.

The Negroni



The Negroni is a classic cocktail that is perfect for those who love a more bitter taste. To make this cocktail, you'll need:

  • 1 oz gin

  • 1 oz Campari

  • 1 oz sweet vermouth

  • Orange peel

Instructions:

  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice.

  2. Add the gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth.

  3. Stir until well chilled.

  4. Garnish with an orange peel.

The French 75



The French 75 is a sparkling cocktail that is perfect for celebrating special occasions. To make this cocktail, you'll need:

  • 1 oz gin

  • ½ oz lemon juice

  • ½ oz simple syrup

  • Champagne

  • Lemon twist

Instructions:

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.

  2. Add the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup.

  3. Shake until well chilled.

  4. Strain into a champagne flute.

  5. Top with champagne.

  6. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Mixing Gin with Pommenade



Now that we've talked about some of the best cocktails with gin, let's talk about how you can incorporate a new Swiss soft drink, Pommenade, into your gin cocktails. Pommenade is a new soft drink based on the juice of baked apples that is made in Switzerland, in Canton Fribourg. It is available with or without gas and is gluten-free and lactose-free.

To make this refreshing and unique cocktail, you'll need:

Instructions:

  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice.

  2. Add the gin, pommenade, and lime juice.

  3. Stir until well chilled.

  4. Garnish with a slice of apple.

The Young Swiss is the new cocktail and it might be the best refreshing cocktail in 2023. Every well-respected bar in Switzerland already have that cocktail, and if you are not feeling lke going to a fancy bar you can always do it at home. You can easily order pommenade here.




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