One of the simplest gin drinks to whip up doesn't require many ingredients. The Gin Rickey is quick, easy, refreshing, and perfect for summer. For this drink you will mix 1.5 ounces of gin and the juice of 1/2 of a fresh lime in your favorite cocktail glass. (You can use bottled lime juice but it is just not as sweet and fresh as a fresh lime.) Top it off with club soda and ice and garnish with a lime. It doesn't get much easier than that! You are ready to sit outside under a fan or by the pool and dream of the beach!
Another easy favorite for summer is the Orange blossom. I am lucky enough to have neighbors that share oranges from their orange tree and I am always looking for fun recipes that call for fresh squeezed juice. One of my favorite tricks to squeeze all of my organges at once and freeze the juice in ice trays. You can keep the juice cubes in the freezer and they are ready for your favorite cocktail when you are! To make the orange blossom you combine 1.5 ounces of gin, 1 ounce fresh orange juice, 1/2 ounce lime juice, and 1/2 ounce simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake well to combine, then pour into a chilled glass and garnish with an orange twist. You can find this and other delicious recipes in the "Southern Cocktails" recipe book available in our store.