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These Delightful Gin Based Cocktails Are All You Need To Make Your Parties Totally Awesome

Read on, and you’ll be more than convinced that gin is the holy nectar that all of us ought to drink!  
Throwing a house party can be quite a task! From making arrangements for food to making cocktails, there’s a lot that one has to do to please one’s guests. I prefer adding a personal touch to all the cocktails and more often than not, I end up making all of them myself. But one magic ingredient that goes well with all kinds of ingredients is gin. So here, I’ve compiled a list of all gin-based cocktails that will surely liven up your parties.
1. Gin Fizz
50ml Tanqueray  gin
30ml lemon juice
10ml sugar syrup
1 tsp sugar
Chilled soda water, quantity to taste
There’s nothing quite like a delicious, frothy cocktail and that’s a Gin Fizz for you. Add gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup in a cocktail maker and shake it well. Once the froth appears, top it up with soda water. Mmm... my mouth is watering already! Garnish it with a lemon wedge! 
These Delightful Gin Based Cocktails Are All You Need To Make Your Parties Totally Awesome

2. Bee’s Knees
50ml Tanqueray gin
10ml runny honey (use the best you can, its flavour will shine)
5ml water
15ml fresh lemon juice
This drink will surely make the sweet tooth in you go bonkers! First, mix water and honey till a consistent syrup is formed. Then add lemon syrup, gin and ice cubes. Shake it well and bam! There’s your super sweet cocktail. Garnish it by dropping a lemon twist in the drink. *Gasps*
These Delightful Gin Based Cocktails Are All You Need To Make Your Parties Totally Awesome
3. Gimlet
20 ml 1:1 ratio sugar syrup
20 ml fresh lime juice
50 ml Tanqueray Gin
Giving Romeo-Juliet’s love story a run for its money, it’s the perfect coupling of gin and lime. A match made in heaven, gin and lime taste so good together that it’s unreal! To make a Gimlet, all you’ve got to do is mix gin, lime and sugar syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add ice cubes and there you have it, the drool worthy Gimlet cocktail! Garnish with lime zest (cause aesthetics, y’all!)
4. Tom Collins
50ml Gordon's gin
25ml lemon juice
25ml sugar syrup
125ml chilled soda water
Nothing tastes more ethereal than the mixture of gin, lime juice and soda! Tom Collins is a classic drink that won’t disappoint you! All you have to do is add a liberal amount of ice in the drink followed by gin, lime juice and soda! There it is - your easy peasy lemon squeezy cocktail! (pun intended).
5. Apricot Passion 
30ml Gordon's gin
2 tsp apricot glaze or sieved apricot jam
30ml passion fruit juice drink (from a 1 litre carton)
10ml lime juice
Fruity, tangy and tasty; this drink has a dash of almost every flavour that we would want our cocktail to have. Pour gin and Apricot jam with crushed ice into the cocktail shaker and stir till the jam dissolves. Pour in passion fruit juice drink, add ice and stir a little more. Garnish it as you please. Personally, I enjoy a slice of apricot ‘cause it goes well with the flavor. There you have it, a cocktail that has all the flavours of a mixed fruit juice, only better!
Now these are some amazing cocktails. I hope by now, you’re more than convinced that gin is one magic ingredient that can make everything taste heavenly. Y’all can now thank me in the comments below. 
*Drink Responsibly
Credits: Telegraph & Remy Martin, mylifeinpink, pinterest