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Gin Soda Cocktail Recipe

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A gin soda is going to quench your thirst and give you a nice buzz at the same time. It’s one of the easiest summer highballs to remember. 

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What is Gin Soda ?

Gin soda is a simple mix of gin and club soda, quite similar to a Tom Collins without syrup or lime. Or a Rickey without lime. The point is, this is s very simple drink anyone can learn to make, and it can easily please a gin lover if you use good quality gin and club soda. 

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Gin Soda Cocktail Recipe

Ioana Ciuraru
Quick, simple, and easy - gin and club soda, a bubbly refreshment.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Cocktails
Servings 1


  • 1.5 oz gin
  • 3 oz club soda


  • Get a rocks or Collins glass, fill it halfway with ice.
  • Pour in your gin, then the club soda. Stir gently.


If you want some extra flavor, consider using flavored club soda in this.

When is this drink best ?

Gin soda works great as a summer drink, as it’s refreshing and bubbly and always served ice-cold. It’s also very casual and easy to put together, so I could see this whipped up anywhere. You don’t even need bar utensils for it if you’ve got a good sense of proportion. 

My thoughts on Gin Soda

I found it to be a bit simple, but that might be because I was hoping for a bit of sweetness in this when there isn’t any. The gin is noticeable, but doesn’t stand out as much as in a gin and tonic because the club soda cuts right through it. 

Overall a very simple but refreshing drink. I assume a sweet gin like Old Tom would work well in this.

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If you like Gin Soda, you might also like…

Gin Tonic – the classic gin and tonic mix

Gin Coke – an interesting mix of gin and cola

Vodka Tonic – a simpler mix, favoring tonic water

Vodka Soda – an easy mix of vodka and club soda

Tequila Soda – a simple mix of tequila and club soda

Notes, substitutes, and tips

Make sure you use a good gin in this, and a good club soda. They’re the only two ingredients and getting lower quality ones can make this a very boring drink.

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