11 Deadly Gin Recipes To Kick Off Your Friday Night In Style
Nothing – nothing – says 'weekend' like a beautiful gin cocktail.
And while this may have just been a four-day week, you still deserve to kick off your shoes and relax with a glass of something very tasty in your hand.
If that's what you're after, look no further...
1. Rosemary lemon ginger gin cocktail
Three flavours that were absolutely born to live together, like Romeo, Juliet and... um, Juliet's pet cat?
Add in gin, and you're on to a real winner.
2. Lime-Grapefruit-Basil Gin Punch
Lives up to its name and packs a real punch – and contains a fruity, fantastic compendium of delicious tastes.
3. The Lady Jane
Earl Gray tea, you say?
Colour us intrigued.
4. Gin, elderflower and prosecco cocktail
Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, we went in and threw in some prosecco. Prosecco!
5. Gin cocktail with honey and lemon cordial
Honey and lemon – another flavour combo that belongs in the annals of perfect pairings. Yum.
6. Rosemary and gin sparkling lemonade
We said it before, and we'll say it again – when it comes to gin, rosemary is an absolute winner. In this glass, it offsets the sweetness of the lemonade to absolute perfection.
7. Earl Gray tea cocktail
Our second Earl Gray concoction on this list – the Lady Jane also contains it – but this provides a much darker and smoother finish. It won't take much work to get this down to a... tea.
8. Pomegranate and grapefruit gin cocktail
Yes indeed – you read correctly. The world's best fruit with the world's best drink, at long last.
9. Wood Sorrel Gin Smash
The ingredients for this sweet, Irish-inspired concoction may be a little bit trickier to source – but trust us, it'll be worth the effort.
10. Jasmine Gin Fizz
Earl Gray is great and all – but just wait until you've tried out this jazzy jasmine tea version.
11. Gin and tonic
You hardly thought we were going to be leaving this absolute CLASSIC off the list, now, did you?
This is a great way to make the best mixer of all time – yup, we said it – in the best way possible. Yum.
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COOL AS A CUCUMBER: FRIDAY NIGHTS AT THE MINT BAR
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Fans of gin rejoice! The Mint Bar launches a glamorous new Friday night series in partnership with Tanqueray, bringing gin cocktails, luxurious bites and soulful beats to the Dublin style set this summer. Cool as a Cucumber Friday nights will see The Mint Bar’s resident DJ hit the decks with funky soul vibes, while top mixologists whip up a selection of fresh, gin-based delights.
Set within the original bank vaults beneath The Westin Hotel in Dublin city centre, The Mint Bar is the ultimate chill-out spot for underground drinks and dancing. Cool as a Cucumber promises to shake up Friday nights this summer, infusing them with a drop of gin and a dash of glamour.