Gin & Sin

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Cocktail History

The Gin & Sin is a classic cocktail that was created in the 1920s. The creator and exact place of origin of this recipe are unknown, but it is traditionally made with a simple gin, citrus, and grenadine template.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

London Dry Gin: This is a type of gin made with juniper berries, botanicals, and alcohol that has been infused with flavor through redistillation without artificial ingredients or colors. We used Broker’s Premium London Dry Gin because it’s versatile and high proof. For a mocktail version of this drink, try MONDAY Zero Alcohol Gin in place of the gin.

Orange Juice: This is the liquid juice of an orange. We used freshly squeezed orange juice.

Lemon Juice: This is the liquid juice of a lemon. We used freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Grenadine: This is a sweetener made with pomegranate juice and white sugar. We made ours at home using Alex’s stovetop recipe.

Orange Twist: This is the peel of an orange that has been twisted into a corkscrew shape.

Bartending Tools

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following bar tools:

Jigger: This is used to measure and pour ingredients. We used the Japanese jigger from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Boston Shaker: This is used to shake ingredients. We used the Boston shaker from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Hawthorne Strainer: This is used to strain out ice and solid ingredients after the cocktail is shaken. We used the A Bar Above Hawthorne Strainer.

Paring Knife: This is used to cut ingredients. We used the OXO Good Grips 3.5 Inch Paring Knife.

Juicer: This is used to juice citrus. We used the ALEEHAI Manual Fruit Juicer.

Peeler: This is used to remove the garnish peel from the citrus. We used the OXO Good Grips 2-Piece Peeler Set.

Tasting Notes

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: We both thought this recipe would be a great pick for those who don’t necessarily enjoy a heavy gin flavor in their drinks yet. The sweet and tart fruit juices in this recipe almost entirely mask the spirit’s flavor, which Alex found to be a little too sweet while Kendall thought it landed on her list of favorites she’ll certainly make again.

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Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from The Art of Vintage Cocktails by Stephanie Rosenbaum.

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AuthorThe Art of Vintage Cocktails

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 mins

Ingredients
 1 ½ oz Gin
 1 oz Orange Juice
 1 oz Lemon Juice
 1 Orange Twist

Method
1

Add gin, orange juice, lemon juice, grenadine, and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a cocktail glass.

4

Garnish with orange twist.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 ½ oz Gin
 1 oz Orange Juice
 1 oz Lemon Juice
 1 Orange Twist

Directions

Method
1

Add gin, orange juice, lemon juice, grenadine, and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a cocktail glass.

4

Garnish with orange twist.

Gin & Sin

Make It a Mocktail: Use MONDAY Zero Alcohol Gin in place of the gin to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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More Gin Cocktails

If you like this gin-based cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

Bramble Cocktail Recipe

Bramble: A gin cocktail made with lemon juice, blackberry syrup, blackberries, and a lemon wedge

The Cherry Blossom Cocktail Recipe

The Cherry Blossom: A sake and gin cocktail made with cherry liqueur, grenadine, triple sec, lemon juice, and a cherry

Winter Berry Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe

Winter Berry Gin Fizz: A gin cocktail made with lime juice, cranberry syrup, raspberry liqueur, soda water, cranberries, and rosemary

Florodora Cocktail Recipe

Florodora: A gin cocktail made with lime juice, raspberry syrup, simple syrup, ginger ale, a lime slice, and raspberries

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