Fruits For Gin

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Fruits For Gin is a cocktail that is often overlooked. However, it can be a real winner and with the right liquors, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be making them regularly. In this article we cover how to make it perfectly clear that the Fruits For Gin has never tasted so good. Gin, being the most juniper-forward spirit available, is unmistakably the perfect base for any number of gin cocktails.

Top 10 fruity gin cocktails

Enjoy one of our greatest fruity gin cocktail recipes ever. Enjoy a Singapore sling, a gimlet cocktail, or an autumnal sloe gin fizz for their tropical flavors.

Fruits that are sweet and tangy go well with gin because of its subtle botanical flavors. Every season has its own cocktail, whether it’s a bramble for an excess of blackberries inspired by a hedgerow, an apple and elderflower concoction for the summer, or a sloe gin concoction with rich, plum-like flavors. There is something to suit everyone’s interests, whether you want a mild apéritif before dinner or a strong negroni with a modern twist. Create a batch of our simple sugar syrup for the recipes you’ve chosen.

View our top selection of tipples to see some of our best-ever gin cocktails. Get out your cocktail shaker and prepare a batch of straightforward yet beautiful drinks.

Top 10 fruity gin cocktail recipes

1. Raspberry G&T

Raspberry gin with cocktails in glasses

With our simple raspberry gin recipe, you can give your traditional G&T a summery colour. With our straightforward infusion, you can capture the flavor of these lovely berries and then add a splash to your favorite homemade G&T mix for a truly exceptional concoction. With the help of our comprehensive guide, learn how to flavor gin and sample some of our favorite flavor combinations.

2. Apple, elderflower & gin cocktails

Apple cocktail in glasses with ice

Cool off with this apple, elderflower, and gin cocktail on a hot day. Only four ingredients are required, along with a jam jar for mixing. Relaxing in the garden on a lazy summer day is made possible by the combination of fruity and flowery tones.

3. Pink lady cocktail

Pink day cocktail with cherry garnish

Our playful and fruity pink lady cocktail is featured in our compilation of the top gin cocktails. This beverage has a beautifully silky smooth texture because to the egg white. With our easy recipe guide, you can make grenadine at home. For more mixology practice, store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.

4. Bramble cocktail

Bramble cocktails in glasses with blackberries

Mix up a classic bramble cocktail, spiked with a sharp shot of blackberry liqueur. This eye-catching gin tipple is great for entertaining. Try our three flavour twists to mix up your menu with a few basic additions.

5. Gimlet cocktail

Gimlet with edible flowers

Our gimlet cocktail is tart and flavorful with citrus. Add an edible flower as the finishing flourish of spring for a stunning presentation. Making your own lime syrup is easy, and you can use it in baked goods like raspberry and blueberry lime drizzle cake, our take on the traditional lemon drizzle.

6. Sloe gin cocktail

Sloe gin cocktails in glasses with ice

A wonderful combination of botanical gin, flavorful juniper syrup, and deeply balanced, fruity sloe gin are blended in this vibrant red autumnal cocktail to create a sharp-sweet concoction that is difficult to resist. Look no further if you’re seeking for a beverage to use up that bottle of sloe gin.

7. Singapore sling

Singapore sling cocktails with pineapple garnish

The Singapore sling is a classic cocktail that is a must-have for any menu. It’s surprisingly simple to make this exotic concoction of lime juice, cherry brandy, pineapple juice, and dry gin. Add a fresh pineapple slice and a quirky cocktail cherry as garnish.

8. Lemon and elderflower fizz

lemon-and-elderflower-fizz

Our lemon & elderflower fizz will give your gathering a dash of crowd-pleasing glitter. Toast any great occasion with this citrus-flavored treat. A spoonful of elderflower cordial and lemon sorbet instantly transform a regular glass of prosecco into a top drink.

9. Aviation

Aviation cocktail with blueberry garnish

Our aircraft cocktail, another classic beauty, takes only five minutes to prepare. Lemon juice counteracts the maraschino cherry liqueur’s richness, and when combined with floral crème de violette, the result is a taste of pink beauty.

10. Pink negroni

pink-negroni

With our amazing pink negroni, you can modernize this traditional gin cocktail. It has the ideal balance of sharpness and subdued sweetness thanks to the addition of delicious pink gin, rose vermouth, and Aperol. Add a grapefruit slice and a basil leaf as garnishes to your glass of vivid orange for herbal scents.

How to Infuse Gin With Fruit: 10 Delicious Flavors

fruit to infuse gin

Gin doesn’t get much attention in the realm of flavor liquors; aside from the regular rotation of botanical tastes and maybe a one-off fruit flavor, you don’t typically see any infused variations of gin on the shelves. Thankfully, creating flavors at home couldn’t be simpler. There is an infusion for any mood or occasion, whether you’re dreaming of a berry-infused gin or something a little more romantic like a plum-infused gin.

Pear-Infused Gin

Give your gin a soft pear flavor, perfect for enjoying neat, in a pear martini, or mixed into a classic gin pear cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 2 pears cored and sliced
  • 750mL gin
  • Two large clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. Carefully slice the pear, omitting any seeds or stems.
  2. In a large clean bottle or jars, add pears and gin.
  3. After capping, swirl the container gently to start to mix the ingredients.
  4. Store in a cool, dark place for approximately 3 to 4 days. Give the container a light swirl each day.
  5. On the last day of steeping, sample a small amount by pouring a splash into a glass. If you want more pear flavor, allow it to steep longer.
  6. If the pear gin is to your liking, carefully remove the pear slices and discard them.
  7. To store the infusion, funnel the infused vodka into the second clean bottle, filtering with the cheesecloth.
  8. Carefully seal.

You can use the newly infused gin right away. Take care to store unused gin in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dark place for approximately one to two years without the flavor diminishing. However, discard it when the flavor starts to fade or tastes “off.”

Cranberry-Infused Gin

Play on the juniper gin flavors by adding tart cranberry.

cranberries to infuse gin

Ingredients

  • 1½ to 2 cups slightly crushed cranberries
  • 750mL gin
  • Two large clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. In a large, clean jar or bottle, add prepared cranberries and gin and tightly seal.
  2. Give the mix a gentle shake.
  3. Store in a cool, dry place for approximately 3 to 4 days, gently shaking the container each day.
  4. After the infusion has steeped, pour a small amount into a glass to sample. If it meets your expectations, funnel and strain ingredients into a second clean jar or bottle. Otherwise, allow the ingredients to steep further.

Cherry-Infused Gin

Skip the artificial cherry flavors found on the liquor store shelves in favor of your own homemade cherry infusion.

cherries in jar for infused gin

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups pitted cherries
  • 750mL gin
  • Two large clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. In a large, clean jar or bottle, add prepared cherries and gin and tightly seal.
  2. Give the mix a gentle shake.
  3. Store in a cool, dry place for approximately 3 to 4 days, gently shaking the container each day.
  4. After the infusion has steeped, pour a small amount into a glass to sample. If it meets your expectations, funnel and strain ingredients into a second clean jar or bottle. Otherwise, allow the ingredients to steep further.

Peach-Infused Gin

Dream of summery flavors year-round with a juicy peach infusion.

peaches for infused gin

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups pitted cherries
  • 750mL gin
  • Two large clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. In a large, clean jar or bottle, add prepared cherries and gin and tightly seal.
  2. Give the mix a gentle shake.
  3. Store in a cool, dry place for approximately 3 to 4 days, gently shaking the container each day.
  4. After the infusion has steeped, pour a small amount into a glass to sample. If it meets your expectations, funnel and strain ingredients into a second clean jar or bottle. Otherwise, allow the ingredients to steep further.

Strawberry-Infused Gin

Pair your favorite gin with the bright flavors of strawberry. Imagine the Negronis!

strawberries for infused gin

Ingredients

  • 1½ to 2 cups hulled and sliced fresh strawberries
  • 750mL gin
  • Two large clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. In a large, clean jar or bottle, add prepared strawberries and gin and tightly seal.
  2. Give the mix a gentle shake.
  3. Store in a cool, dry place for approximately 3 to 4 days, gently shaking the container each day.
  4. After the infusion has steeped, pour a small amount into a glass to sample. If it meets your expectations, funnel and strain ingredients into a second clean jar or bottle. Otherwise, allow the ingredients to steep further.

Pineapple-Infused Gin

Explore the tropical sides of gin and gin cocktails by infusing yours with pineapple.

pineapple infused gin

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups peeled and cubed pineapple
  • 750mL gin
  • Two large clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. In a large, clean jar or bottle, add prepared pineapple and gin and tightly seal.
  2. Give the mix a gentle shake.
  3. Store in a cool, dry place for approximately 3 to 4 days, gently shaking the container each day.
  4. After the infusion has steeped, pour a small amount into a glass to sample. If it meets your expectations, funnel and strain ingredients into a second clean jar or bottle. Otherwise, allow the ingredients to steep further.

Plum-Infused Gin

Plum is a dreamy and whimsical flavor that’ll elevate any ordinary gin cocktail to a whole new level.

Plums for infused gin

Ingredients

  • 7-9 pitted plums
  • 750mL gin
  • Two large clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. In a large, clean jar or bottle, add prepared plums and gin and tightly seal.
  2. Give the mix a gentle shake.
  3. Store in a cool, dry place for approximately 3 to 4 days, gently shaking the container each day.
  4. After the infusion has steeped, pour a small amount into a glass to sample. If it meets your expectations, funnel and strain ingredients into a second clean jar or bottle. Otherwise, allow the ingredients to steep further.

Pomegranate-Infused Gin

Skip the pomegranate juice mixer by adding pomegranate seeds directly to your gin. Pro tip: seed the pomegranate while submerged in a bowl of water to cut down on the mess.

pomegranate infused gin

Ingredients

  • 1 to 1½ cups pomegranate seeds, approximately two to three pomegranates
  • 750mL gin
  • Two large clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. In a large, clean jar or bottle, add prepared pomegranate seeds and gin and tightly seal.
  2. Give the mix a gentle shake.
  3. Store in a cool, dry place for approximately 3 to 4 days, gently shaking the container each day.
  4. After the infusion has steeped, pour a small amount into a glass to sample. If it meets your expectations, funnel and strain ingredients into a second clean jar or bottle. Otherwise, allow the ingredients to steep further.

Blackberry-Infused Gin

When you have blackberry gin on hand, you’re more than halfway to a bramble at any time. Isn’t that the life? Not an even more pronounced blackberry flavor, every so gently crush the blackberries to release juices.

blackberry infused gin

Ingredients

  • 1½ to 2 cups blackberries
  • 750mL gin
  • Two large clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. In a large, clean jar or bottle, add prepared blackberries and gin and tightly seal.
  2. Give the mix a gentle shake.
  3. Store in a cool, dry place for approximately 3 to 4 days, gently shaking the container each day.
  4. After the infusion has steeped, pour a small amount into a glass to sample. If it meets your expectations, funnel and strain ingredients into a second clean jar or bottle. Otherwise, allow the ingredients to steep further.

Blueberry-Infused Gin

Who doesn’t want a beautiful bottle of violet-hued gin on their shelf? Take the chance on a visually striking and tasting gin.

blueberry infused gin

Ingredients

  • 1½ to 2 cups blueberries
  • 750mL gin
  • Two large clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. Slice or very lightly muddle the blueberries. If you’re using a jar, you can mash directly in the jar.
  2. In a large, clean jar or bottle, add prepared blackberries and gin and tightly seal.
  3. Give the mix a gentle shake.
  4. Store in a cool, dry place for approximately 3 to 4 days, gently shaking the container each day.
  5. After the infusion has steeped, pour a small amount into a glass to sample. If it meets your expectations, funnel and strain ingredients into a second clean jar or bottle. Otherwise, allow the ingredients to steep further.

Variations of Fruit-Infused Gin

Mix and match your fruit flavors with other fruits, a little heat, or go with complex notes by adding herbs or spices. Just remember, you aren’t pairing with just fruit flavors but the juniper notes in gin, as well.

  • Create a cardamom-infused gin flavor by adding 6-10 gentle crushed cardamom pods to your infusion.
  • Add two to three sprigs of fresh basil, mint, rosemary, or sage for an herbaceous touch.
  • If you want a crisp balance, add a whole cucumber cut into wheels.
  • Sometimes a sweeter gin is called for, and you can achieve this by adding a half cup of honey.
  • Add a whole vanilla bean for a soft, sweet flavor.
  • Citrus adds an excellent balance to fruit and gin. You can achieve this by using two to three whole sliced lemons or limes as well as a whole sliced large orange.

Fruit-Infused Gin Flavor Pairings

Consider these flavor pairings. Remember that these aren’t the only options, merely a springboard for your imagination.

  • Strawberry + blackberry
  • Strawberry + orange
  • Peach + blueberry
  • Peach + blueberry
  • Blueberries + rosemary
  • Pineapple + pomegranate
  • Plum + cherry
  • Pear + cardamom
  • Plum + ginger
  • Pomegranate + lemon
  • Cranberry + lime
  • Blackberry + mint
  • Blueberry + pear
  • Pear + honey
  • Blueberry + orange

Fruit-Infused Gin Cocktails

While these certainly aren’t the only fruit-flavored gin cocktails you can make, they’re a great place to start experimenting as you develop your own recipes.

Fruit-Infused Gin Martini

This martini recipe calls for the pomegranate infusion, but you can use any of the fruit flavors. If the taste is too dry or bitter, start with a quarter ounce of simple syrup.

pomegranate infused gin martini

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces pomegranate-infused gin
  • ½ ounce dry vermouth
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Orange ribbon for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a mixing glass, add ice, fruit gin, dry vermouth, and lemon juice.
  3. Stir rapidly to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with orange ribbon.

Fruity Highball

Pick your favorite of the fruit-flavored gin infusions to build a delicious highball effortlessly.

fruit infused gin highball cocktails

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces blueberry-infused gin
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Blueberries and rosemary sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, blueberry gin, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with club soda.
  4. Garnish with blueberries and rosemary sprig.

Gin Smash

Nothing layers or marries flavors better than using muddled fresh fruit.

gin smash cocktail with strawberries

Ingredients

  • 2-3 hulled and sliced strawberries
  • 2 ounces peach-infused gin
  • ¾ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Strawberry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker muddle strawberry slices with simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, peach gin, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and orange juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  5. Garish with strawberry.

The Orchard’s Negroni

Whether you picked your fruit from an orchard or a bramble, your fruit gin will upgrade the classic Negroni.

infused gin negroni

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces cherry-infused gin
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • Ice
  • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, add ice, cherry gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth.
  2. Stir rapidly to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with orange slice.

Mixers for Fruit-Infused Gin Drinks

With just a blink of an eye, you’ll have a fruit-flavored gin cocktail using any of these mixers.

  • Tonic water
  • Plain club soda
  • Flavored club soda, such as coconut, vanilla, fruit, berry, lemon, or lime
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Orange juice
  • Pineapple juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Lime juice
  • Coconut water
  • Honey
  • Simple syrup
  • Apricot brandy
  • Apple brandy
  • Champagne or prosecco
  • Orange liqueur
  • Cranberry juice
  • Cherry juice
  • Earl Grey tea
  • Lemonade
  • Limeade

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