Nothing balances gin’s strong flavor like the fruity flavors.
Whether you prefer the sweeter side or just a touch of tartness, you find a range of recipes from classic to modern.
We cultivated this list of fruity gin cocktails to excite and satisfy every level of mixologist.
Best Fruity Gin Cocktails
Raspberry Gin Fizz
Just dropping fruit into a glass of gin won’t make the flavor pop. That’s why this recipe calls for homemade raspberry simple syrup to punch up the fruity notes.
This blend uses raspberries, lemon juice, and soda water to enhance gin’s natural flavor notes for a refreshing summer drink. Serve it cold in a stemless glass for an attractive pinkish drink as you lounge by the pool and take in the sun.
Empress Gin Cocktail
Empress gin is known for its purplish coloring, so you can only imagine how gorgeous this drink looks. Plan to serve this one in a clear glass to make a statement.
Create this attractive drink in layers to get the best effect. Start by pouring pomegranate juice over ice and top it with grapefruit seltzer. Slowly add the gin and top it off with a lime slice.
Blackberry Gin Smash
This cocktail manages the perfect balance of fruit and citrus. It starts out smooth and sweet with slightly tart notes at the end.
Though it calls for fresh blackberries, you’ll need to cook them down to a simple syrup with a touch of lime and honey to draw out the complex flavors. Combine the syrup, gin, and club soda in a glass with ice.
Though Clover Club sounds like a green drink for mid-March, it’s a light but sweet pinkish-red cocktail. Round out this combination of gin, lemon juice, and raspberry syrup with a fluffy, foamy egg white.
Shake things up and strain it like a martini. Top it off with some fresh raspberries or a lemon slice.
Raspberry Peach Gin Fizz
If you like your drinks a little on the creamy side, this fruity concoction might be just what you need. Lemon and lime juice enhance gin’s natural flavors while the raspberry and peach syrups bring the sweetness.
Round everything out with cream, egg white, and club soda to create the unique texture that makes this cocktail a summertime favorite.
At first glance, this drink looks simple with so few ingredients. Looks can be deceiving because the lemon juice and orange liqueur create a symphony of flavor that’s surprisingly light.
The soda water provides a pop of freshness to make this summer-ready cocktail.
Try some variations by adding grenadine, swapping the lemon out for lime, or adding a fruit juice, like pineapple or cranberry.
Strawberry Gin Smash
Few things say summer like fresh strawberries. This cocktail is perfect for garden parties or cooling off after a day of working in the yard. It’s easy to make by the picture or as a single serving.
The simple ingredients (lime juice, gin, club soda, and fresh strawberries) yield a surprisingly complex yet soothing drink.
Lady Killer Drink
Whether you’re on vacation or simply craving a tropical infusion, the Lady Killer Drink is sure to satisfy you. The bright orangish-pink drink looks like it needs a paper umbrella, but that’s just a personal preference.
Blend Cointreau, apricot brandy, and gin with passionfruit and pineapple juice in a shaker with ice. Shake, strain, and serve it up in a clear, stemless glass or champagne flute.
Lemon Basil Strawberry Gin Rickey Cocktail
Though there’s nothing new about a Gin Rickey, this complex variation brings a modern infusion to the vintage drink.
It uses fresh strawberries and basil leaves to punch up the standard gin, lemon juice, and club soda cocktail. The result is a massive flavor boost that rounds out the tartness.
Tropical Fruit Gin Punch
This tropical infusion cocktail may not have all the colors you get with some of the other drinks, but it delivers on flavor.
You still get an attractive orangish cocktail, especially when topped off with colorful garnishes, but it’s more about the blend of fruit juices.
Lime, pineapple, guava, and orange juices provide the ideal balance of tart and sweet.
Gin and Sin Cocktail
Are you looking for a touch of class for a special occasion this summer? Try the alluring Gin and Sin cocktail with powerful citrus notes from the orange and lemon juices.
A touch of grenadine smooths everything out for this cool, classy concoction. Boost the presentation by coating the rim with sugar and topping it off with a lemon slice.
Blackberry Gin and Tonic
Blackberry lovers will appreciate this gin-based cocktail that emphasizes berries with a simple syrup and fresh fruit garnish.
It’s one of the easiest blends on the list with a combo of gin, tonic, and blackberry simple syrup. However, a touch of lime goes a long way, so try adding a few drops to the drink.
Empress Gin and Lychee Gimlet Cocktail
The Empress Gin and Lychee Gimlet Cocktail looks, sounds, and tastes complex with a kaleidoscope of colors and flavors. Yet, it’s incredibly easy to make, even if you spend a little extra effort on garnishes.
Shake it for several seconds before straining it into a tall glass. It’s light and refreshing with a subtle sweetness.
Grapefruit Rosemary Gin Fizz Cocktail
This pale pink cocktail packs a punch and comes with some zip, thanks to the grapefruit and rosemary.
Though the base looks familiar, with a combo of gin, club soda, and lime juice, there’s more to this drink than meets the eye. Homemade rosemary simple syrup and tart grapefruit juice give this cocktail a complex flavor profile.
Quench your thirst this summer with one of these delightful fruity gin cocktails.
They draw on the top summer flavors and provide a fresh take on traditional gin-based drinks.
Tell us what you think about our list. What’s your favorite?
- Raspberry Gin Fizz
- Empress Gin Cocktail
- Blackberry Gin Smash
- Clover Club
- Raspberry Peach Gin Fizz
- Gin Daisy
- Strawberry Gin Smash
- Lady Killer Drink
- Lemon Basil Strawberry Gin Rickey Cocktail
- Tropical Fruit Gin Punch
- Gin and Sin Cocktail
- Blackberry Gin and Tonic
- Empress Gin and Lychee Gimlet Cocktail
- Kiwi Envy
- Grapefruit Rosemary Gin Fizz Cocktail
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