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 gin, citrus, and grenadine.

Cocktail Ingredients

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

Gin: This is the other base spirit. We used Broker’s Premium London Dry Gin because it’s versatile, high-proof, and a chameleon that adds the distinct flavor of juniper while still allowing the other flavors to shine.

Orange Juice: This adds sweet citrus flavors for balance. We prefer to use fresh citrus juice because it’s less bitter than the bottled stuff and tastes better.

Lemon Juice: This adds sweet and sour citrus flavors for balance. Like the orange juice, we prefer to use fresh lemon juice.

Grenadine: This adds tart, fruity flavor and sweetens the drink. We made ours using Alex’s homemade recipe.

Orange Twist: This is the garnish. It adds more fresh orange aroma.

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.

Recipe

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

AuthorThe Art of Vintage CocktailsPrep Time5 minsRating

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

Method
1

Add gin, orange juice, lemon juice, grenadine, and 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
 ½ oz Grenadine
 1 Orange Twist

Directions

Method
1

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

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a cocktail glass.

4

Garnish with orange twist.

Gin & Sin

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

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

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

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

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