Here’s how to make refreshing and summery gin cocktails

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LONDON Summer is right around the corner, and that means one thing: Cocktails.

Stow away your mulled wine and your hot gin and tonic, it’s time for a cool, refreshing, summery cocktail. And, gin just so happens to be the perfect summer ingredient for that.

Mashable visitedEast London Liquor Company to get schooled by Leon Dalloway, who runs gin tour company The Gin Journey.

Dalloway showed us how to make three simple-to-make gin cocktails: a Bramble, a “Posh” G&T and his signature East London Spritz.

Image: Mashable composite, Rhianon Lassila

Bramble

Ingredients:50ml London dry gin

20ml fresh lemon juice

17.5ml sugar syrup (1:1 sugar to water)

5ml Crme de Mre

Method: Add the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup to a cocktail shaker. Then shake and strain over ice into a rocks glass and drizzle around 5mlCrme de Mreover the drink.Garnish with two straws and a lemon zest.

“Posh” G&T

Ingredients:50ml London dry gin

12.5ml sweet Vermouth

2 dashes of peach cocktail bitters

Tonic water

Method: Build the drink in a wine glass, adding your gin, Vermouth and cocktail bitters.Garnish with an orange zest and two straws, you can also use berries or herbs go wild.Top with tonic water.

East London Spritz

Ingredients:50mlLondon dry gin

12.5ml St. Germain elderflower liqueur

2 dashes of orange cocktail bitters

Prosecco

Method: Add the gin, liqueur and cocktail bitters into a wine glass. Top with bubbles preferably of the Italian kind.Garnish with lavender and a slapped mint sprig.

Watch the tutorial in full here

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