A Day Without Gin, Is A Day Without Living:

For anyone who knows me, they know that Gin holds a special place in my heart. Probably due to the fact that back in the late 80s I started to drink gin and tonics for breakfast. That’s another story you can read on here, for today I have found some interesting cocktails for you to try. I hope that you like them.

Gin And Juice:Gin And Juice:

Yup, it is as simple as it sounds.


1) 2 ounces of Gin

2) 2/3 ounces of fruit juice

3) Fresh fruit to garnish ( optional )

To Make; In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the gin and the juice. Shake until the ingredients are well chilled. Pour into a Collins glass ( tall glass ) with some fresh ice. Garnish with fresh fruit rings. It is best to use two different fruit juices. Orange and grapefruit work the best for this recipe. This is just my opinion, you can use whatever fruit juice that you prefer.

Can’t Feel My Face Gin Bucket:Bucket Of Gin:

This is one of my favorites, simply because of the name. also, it is meant to shared with friends, if you do not have friends, you will by the time this pitcher is empty.


1) 16 ounces of gin

2) 1 bottle of brute sparkling wine

3) 2 liters of orange dry soda

4) 16 ounces of fresh lemon juice

5) 4 fresh lemons and limes ( sliced )

To Make; Combine Gin, lemon juice, and the orange soda into a large pitcher or punch bowl. Fill with some ice, add the lemon, and lime slices. And, top off with the full bottle of sparkling wine. Perfect for your next holiday party, but don’t say I did not warn you.

Blackberry Gin Lemonade:

This is another great one to have at a party or large gathering. Not like we will be having any of those in the near future. You can still make a pitcher of this, and melt the memories of the day away.


1) 12 ounces of gin

2) 32 ounces of lemonade. you can use a mix or pre-made lemonade to cut some prep time.

3) 4 ounces of blueberry juice

4) Blackberries and lemon wheels to garnish, just to make the cocktail look pretty

To Make; In a large pitcher, or a punch bowl, combine the gin, juice and the lemonade. Add some ice to chill the beverage. Then serve in small glasses with fresh fruit garnish. For some added eye candy, freeze fresh blueberries in your ice cubes. You can add some sparkling wine as your guests arrive, and serve immediately.

Gimlet:Gin Gimlet:

Just like a vodka gimlet, only it is made with gin.


1) 2 and a half ounces of gin

2) Half an ounce of fresh lime juice

3) Half an ounce of simple syrup ( equal parts water and sugar boiled )

4) 1 cut fresh lime wheel

To Make; In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the gin, lime juice, and the simple syrup. Shake until well chilled. Pour into a martini glass or a rocks glass ( short glass ) over fresh ice. Garnish with the lime wheel and enjoy.

Gin Smash:


1) 4 ounces of gin

2) 2 ounces of carbonated water

3) 2cubes of sugar

4) 8 sprigs of mint

5) 2 slices of an orange

6) 2 cherries

To Make; Muddle ( smash up ) the sugar with the carbonated water, and the mint sprigs in an old-fashioned glass. Add the gin and the ice cubes, stir, add the orange slice as well as the cherries. Serve and enjoy.

Herbal Giny Drink:


1) 8 ounces of gin

2) 2 ounces of dry vermouth

3) Half a teaspoon of herbal liqueur

To Make; Add all ingredient into a cocktail shaker with some ice. Shake until well chilled, strain into a well chilled cocktail glass. Garnish an onion stuffed olive, and serve. ( The garnish is optional )

Well I have one last cocktail to share with you all, so, let’s get right to it shall we?

Ginger Grape Martini:


1) 1 and a half .2 ounces of gin

2) 1 and a half ounces of white cranberry juice

3) 4 slices of fresh ginger

4) 8 white grapes

To Make; In a cocktail shaker muddle ( smash up ) the ginger, grapes, with the cranberry juice. Add the gin and some ice. Shake well, and double strain into a chilled martini, or cocktail glass. Serve and enjoy.

You hear me talk a lot about the use of a cocktail shaker on this site. For a lot of the recipes that I write on here, you need a cocktail shaker. So, before I leave you today I would like to share the cocktail shaker with you.Cocktail Shaker: Once you start to make your own cocktails at home, you will see how important it is to have a cocktail shaker on stand by in your liquor cabinet. This is a very valuable tool to have on hand for any home bartender. Especially when a day without gin is a day without living.

There are many types of cocktail shakers for you to choose from, as well as places to purchase them. And yes, you can purchase one from here. Just ->->-> CLICK HERE and you will be able to purchase a cocktail shaker as well as any type of alcoholic beverage that you fancy.

Now that we are heading into colder weather, the virus is making a comeback. So, it makes perfect sense to stay home and drink. Stay safe, stay home. Soon the will probably be closing down the bars and restaurants again. I make it very easy for you stay home and be able to get your buzz on. Anything that you need to have a great time, I have for you right here on this site. If you happen to try any of these fabulous cocktails, I would like to hear from you. Please leave me a comment on how the drinks were for you.

Remember to drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely: Your friend John D. Have a blessed day my friends.


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