When life gives you lemons, drink gin.
With the gin world booming and the flavoured gins growing just as quick, it feels time for us to give you a few tips on what you can do with the increasingly popular lemon flavoured Gin. We’re also keen to introduce you to zesty recipes for the Sipsmith’s & Gordon’s brand.
The Sicilian Lemon is the first flavoured gin that Gordon’s has ever produced. It comes fully loaded with juniper notes blended into refreshing citrus flavours.
Overall, with both Sipsmiths & Gordon’s, you get the perfect balance of flavours and an easy way to make a great cocktail.
Making yourself a light, citrusy and refreshing treat on a hot summer evening after being out in the warm weather is so easy with flavoured spirits.
In this article, we are sharing how you can get your hands on a bottle of these zesty beverages and what garnishes or drink mixers are best used when perfecting your cocktails.
We also give you 3 simple recipes for you to try making yourself at home.
So, get your shakers and ice at the ready, this is going to make your mouth water.
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- Where to buy lemon gin
- What are the best mixers?
- 3 recipes for home
Where can you buy lemon gin?
There’s no denying that the flavoured spirits market is growing fast and at Drink Station, we want to support that growth.
You can buy both Gordon’s Sicilian Lemon Gin and Sipsmith’s Lemon Drizzle Gin right here on our website. Just head over to one of our product pages, choose how many you want and click ‘add to basket’.
On each product page, you will find a brief information section about each drink and why you should make them your drink of choice.
Now that you know how to buy, let’s see just how versatile these flavoured arrivals really are.
Which fruits or drinks mix best with lemon gin?
If you want to impress friends or simply give yourself a refreshing pick-me-up, there are different options when it comes to mixing your cocktails.
You can experiment with any one or all these different mixer drinks.
Tonic is by far the number one drink of choice as a mixer. Tonic is readily available at any supermarket or local store and can be bought in small cans or large bottles. It really depends on how much you drink.
Slightly less bitter than tonic water is sparkling water. It’s a perfect mix for these types of cocktails and will give a nice balance between the sharpness of the alcohol and slight fizziness of the water. Always accompany your sparkling water with ice cubes to get the most refreshing feel.
For the sweet tooth people out there, adding sugar syrup will truly bring your cocktail to life. One of our recipes below gives you just the right amount for ensuring you can still get the flavours to balance perfectly when using sugar syrup.
Some of you just can’t get enough of the citrus flavours when creating your own cocktails. If you want to really bring them out, there’s nothing wrong with adding a slight of fresh lime juice blended with sparkling or tonic water to finish it off.
Which Garnishes are best with lemon gin?
When making cocktails, using a tiny bit of garnish can make all the difference in both taste and presentation. Here are a few of your best options.
Thyme is a delicate herb that will give your zesty drink an added perfume aroma while boosting refreshment levels in warm weather.
Fresh mint is a great way to give your drink some added oomph, which truly complements the citrus flavours.
Cucumber is a cocktail garnish favourite. Whether used for garnishing your drink with a thin cucumber ribbon or simply placing a slice over the side of the glass, you will be sure to add a twist of relaxation.
So, now that you have some ideas to play around with, here are the recipes we promised.
3 Recipes for Lemon Gin Cocktails
Whenever you make one of these cocktails, we generally recommend using large cocktail glasses and fresh ice cubes.
You could even place your glass in the fridge for a short while to chill so it keeps your drink cooler for longer.
Cocktail Recipe 1: The Simple Sicilian
- Large glass with ice
- 50ml Gordon’s Sicilian Lemon Gin
- 150ml chilled tonic
- Fresh Thyme
- Fill the large cocktail glass with cocktail ice
- Add the Gordon’s
- Top up with chilled tonic water
- Garnish with thyme
Cocktail Recipe 2: Lemon Gin Fizz
- 50ml of Sipsmith’s Lemon Drizzle Gin
- 150ml chilled Prosecco
- Slices of lemon and fresh mint sprigs
- Fill the glass with cocktail ice
- Pour in the Sipsmith’s
- Top it off with chilled prosecco
- Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint and a slice of lemon
Lemon Sorbet lady
This is one of Sipsmith’s four recipes as shared on their website. It’s slightly more complex than the 2 recipes above
- 12ml Cointreau
- 1 Small scoop lemon sorbet
- 10ml sugar syrup
- 1 Egg White
- Add all ingredients into a shaker
- Dry shake
- Add ice
- Shake again to fully emulsify
- Double strain into a chilled coupe
As ever, please drink responsibly. And leave a comment below to let us know which recipes you recommend.