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18 Breezy Gin Cocktail Recipes That Will Be Your New Summer Faves

Heather Barnett is a freelance writer and foodie whose work has been featured in blogs, websites, magazines, and TV and radio ads. She spends her free time relaxing with her soulmate, Keith; her dog, Mosby "The Fly Slayer;" and Felix th...

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Summer sips

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Summer sips

Gin's flowery aroma makes it perfect for warm weather, and we're all about these recipes for summer.

Originally published June 2016. Updated June 2017.

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Tequila-gin hibiscus cocktail

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Tequila-gin hibiscus cocktail

The combo of tequila and gin isn't as surprising as the muddled bell pepper and hibiscus liqueur.

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Ramos gin fizz

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Ramos gin fizz

Frothy and floral, the Ramos gin fizz is delish paired with yellow cake. 

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Gin Rickey

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Gin Rickey

This simple vintage cocktail was named for Colonel Joe Rickey in the late 1800s.

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Cherry blossom gin fizzie

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Cherry blossom gin fizzie

The hibiscus flower crystals the cherry blossom fizzie is garnished with make a stellar presentation.

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Artichoke Negroni

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Artichoke Negroni

DIY artichoke gin, Cynar artichoke liqueur and an artichoke garnish triples the artichoke goodness.

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Wondering botanist

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Wondering botanist

Citrus and thyme give this gin cocktail an orchard-fresh finish.

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Gin elderflower cocktail

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Gin elderflower cocktail

Beautiful as they are, gin elderflower cocktails may lead to an excess of bad Monty Python jokes.

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Cucumber gin spritzer

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Cucumber gin spritzer

Gin adds a layer of complexity to the refreshing flavor of cucumber in this fizzy cocktail.

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Isfahan rose

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Isfahan rose

This Middle Eastern dessert-inspired cocktail elegantly combines rose water and pistachio flavors.

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Berry-basil slushie

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Berry-basil slushie

The floral flavor of gin gets a bit of a boost from basil in this berry-basil slushie.

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Gunpowder gin punch

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Gunpowder gin punch

This quirky gin punch features gunpowder green tea and celery bitters.

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Pomegranate Moscow mule

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Pomegranate Moscow mule

This Moscow mule is the only thing more satisfying than the burst of pomegranate seeds on your tongue.

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The Savoy tango

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The Savoy tango

The Savoy tango's hit of strong apple brandy stands out from "girlier" sloe gin cocktails.

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Strawberry gin smash

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Strawberry gin smash

Ripe strawberries are smashed and splashed with gin and soda for a berry-licious booze concoction

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Orange Negroni

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Orange Negroni

The simplicity of this vintage Negroni with a twist belies its complex flavors.

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Lady Jane (Earl Grey gin cocktail)

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Lady Jane (Earl Grey gin cocktail)

Tea… Earl Grey… boozy. Earl Grey-infused gin is the highlight of this cocktail fit for Picard.

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Unicorn's revenge

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Unicorn's revenge

Lychee and violet flower syrup mix with gin's juniper to give vodka drinks their day of reckoning. 

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