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.
Gin Soda Cocktail Recipe
- 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.
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.
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.