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These Cocktail Recipes Will Make You Fall In Love With Gin

With warmer temperatures ahead, we're looking forward to the ice cold, refreshing qualities of gin.
05/22/2013 09:20am ET | Updated May 13, 2014

If we had a dollar for every time someone told us they hate gin, we'd have a lot of dollars. If we had a dollar for every time someone who told us that had changed their mind after they tasted one of these cocktails, we'd have almost the same number of dollars.

The bright, astringent qualities of this juniper-based spirit pair uncommonly well with fruit and herbs, and are also neutral enough to let other, more complex liquors shine when they're combined. When was the last time you had a gin cocktail? And no, a gin and tonic doesn't count. Don't get us wrong, a gin and tonic is a lovely drink, but the cocktails below, from classic to innovative, are the way that gin was made to be enjoyed. With warmer temperatures ahead, we're looking forward to the ice cold, refreshing qualities of gin.

1
Grapefruit Tarragon Gin And Tonic
James Ransom/Food52
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2
The Rhubarb Sour
Verses from My Kitchen
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3
Cucumber Gin Lemonade
A Beautiful Mess
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4
Martini
James Ransom/Food52
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5
Grilled Cherry Sour
Verses from My Kitchen
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6
Gin Spritz
James Ransom/Food52
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7
Honey Sage Gin Fizz
How Sweet It Is
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8
The Gin Hound
James Ransom/Food52
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9
The Negroni
James Ransom/Food52
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10
French 75 Cocktail
Frances Janisch
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11
Aviation
Dave Lauridsen
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12
Rosemary Gin Cocktail
James Ransom/Food52
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13
Bollywood Martini
Flat Art Studios
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14
Gin Rickey
Sarah Shatz/Food52
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15
Rhubarb And Rose Ramos Gin Fizz
James Ransom/Food52
16
Honey Bea
Taste Editors
17
Southside Royale
Dave Lauridsen
18
Gin Sling
Octopus Publishing Group
19
Salty Sled Dog
Arctic Garden Studio
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20
The Rickshaw
Macheesmo
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21
Luigi
Octopus Publishing Group
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