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Gin Coke Cocktail Recipe

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A simple, two-ingredient cocktail – gin and coke. Delicious, better than you think it’d be, and possibly your new favorite. 

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What is Gin Coke?

Gin and coke is a simple mix of dry gin, and Coca Cola. They might not sound like the ideal mix but really, this tastes far better than you might first imagine. Whichever gin you use, make sure it’s a gin you really like the flavor of. And to be fair, it doesn’t necessarily have to be dry gin, it could be any sort of gin you prefer. It’s just that dry gin is the most common. 

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Gin Coke Cocktail Recipe

Ioana Ciuraru
Gin and coke, a new take on the cola and sprit mix.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1.5 oz gin
  • 3 oz coke


  • Get a rocks or Collins glass, fill it halfway with ice.
  • Pour in gin, then coke. Stir lightly.


A squirt of lime or lemon would work great here.

When is this drink best ?

I think gin and coke is a great summer combination, though I see how it could easily be a year-round drink. It’s sweet and bubbly with just the right amount of bite to it, so it works in pretty much any setting. 

My thoughts on Gin Coke

I liked it, perhaps the most out of any version of a spirit and cola mix (aside from Cuba Libre). Upon first sip I thought the gin had nothing to do with cola, but the more I sipped the more I realized they do in fact belong together. The juniper and spices in gin compliment coke in ways I haven’t noticed in other spirits. 

Of course, the overall flavor is still coke but the gin really works its magic here. 

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If you like Gin Coke, you might also like…

Cuba Libre – the classic rum and coke

Tequila Coke – a surprisingly good mix 

Vodka Cola – a mix of vodka and cola

Gin Tonic – a classic highball mix

Gin Sonic – equal parts gin, tonic, club soda

Gin Soda – just gin and club soda

Notes, substitutes, and tips

This cocktail has only two ingredients, so make them count. Be sure to use a gin you really like, and actual Coca Cola, at least for your first try. 

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