Summer is the best season to have a great cocktail, and gin cocktails are something special so I decided to make this list for you, trust me it wasn’t easy to stop at only 7 summer gin cocktails since there are a lot more that can work, but I don’t want to overwhelm you.
I did my best to include a few classic ones but also some fruity twists that work great during the hot summer.
If you’re looking for some more amazing cocktails, try these delicious whiskey cocktails next !
The summer days are long, so I hope you will have time to try each of those great gin cocktails. If you like what you see on this list, sharing them with your friends on Pinterest or Facebook means a lot to me.
Top 7 Summer Gin Cocktails
Cucumber Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe
A gin fizz with an extra refreshing cucumber flavor. I know cucumber cocktails might not be the first ones that come to your mind when you think about summer cocktails. It wasn't for me either but this cucumber gin fizz is sure to change your mind.
Gin Rickey Cocktail Recipe
Gin rickey is one of the most classic gin drinks, but it works great in the summer. It is a long refreshing drink, so you can enjoy it at the beach or on the poolside, but it also can work in the summer evening when you want to enjoy a long drink that is not too strong.
Gimlet Cocktail Recipe - A Delicious Gin Sour
Gimlet is a great gin cocktail that will work great during the summer as a sipper. I would not recommend this at the beach or poolside since it is a small but strong cocktail, so to keep you cool, you will have to drink a few of those, which is not a great idea when you are outside.
However, when the evening comes the weather is nice and warm but not very hot and you go to a restaurant, gin gimlet might be the best choice to make your summer night that much better.
Strawberry Lime Rickey Cocktail Recipe
A fruity version of the Gin Rickey. Strawberry lime rickey is one of the best summer gin cocktails, especially if you are like me, and fruity cocktails are your favorite ones.
This cocktail will make your summer days much better, and if you don't drink too much, you will only get a nice buzz since it is not that strong.
Strawberry Gin Smash Cocktail Recipe
A smashing combination of strawberry and gin, akin to a Mojito which is one of most people's go-to cocktails during the summer, but have you thought about swapping the rum with gin and making a wonderful Strawberry Gin Smash?
Lime, sugar, mint, strawberry, club soda and gin, I can't think of a better combination for a great summer cocktail.
Gin Daisy Cocktail (Old&New)
The classic Gin Daisy, and its modern sister. Both versions of gin daisy work great in the summer. If you like fruitier cocktails you might like the new version more than the old one but the old one is pretty good as well.
Clover Club Cocktail Recipe
A foamy, delicious gin and raspberry cocktail. The clover club, like the gin gimlet, is not something you would drink at the beach or poolside but rather at a fancy summer dinner. This cocktail just looks eatable, isn't it?
I hope this list was what you were looking for when you thought about the best summer gin cocktails.
If you want to check out more summer cocktails, not only with gin, check out my top 10 summer cocktails article here.
When I started making cocktails at home for this site, gin wasn’t my favorite drink, but I have to say that it grew on me, and now it is my favorite drink when it comes to mixing it in cocktails. If you like gin as much as I do now, you will enjoy each of those great summer gin cocktails for sure.