Tired of the same ole gin and tonic? The Gin and Juice cocktail is the perfect option for those who love gin but what something fruity and refreshing.
There’s many reasons why the Gin and Juice cocktail is so popular. It’s super fruity and delicious, and yet so easy to make.
It’s even one of rap icons, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre favorite cocktails that they love so much that they turned it into a hit song.
The recipe calls for basically what it’s named after, gin and juice. And from there, there are many variations.
Different Gin and Juice Variations
As mentioned above, the formula is mainly gin and juice.
From there, the recipe is highly customizable and can be made in many different ways.
Some Gin and Juice recipes call for a mixture of juices. Others simply just use one juice.S Some add a bit of simple syrup. While others omit it all together. Some use lemon or lime, and even both.
The most common juices used are orange juice and grapefruit juice. And it’s probably because those two are the most accessible at the grocery store and to make at home.
In our version, we put a tropical twist by opting for fresh pineapple and mango juice.
And as referenced in Snoop’s song, he prefers the pineapple flavor.
Ingredients Needed to Make a Tropical Gin and Juice Cocktail
Gin — Any good quality brand, plain without any infused flavors.
Pineapple juice — For sweetness and color.
Mango juice — For the same purpose.
Fresh lime juice — For an added zesty and bitter touch.
Simple syrup — Optional in case your fruit juices are not as sweet to your liking (especially if homemade from fresh fruit).
Lime wheel and pineapple wedge — Optional for garnish.
What’s the Best Gin to Use?
You can use any brand of your choice. However, avoid using flavored gin so that you don’t overpower the fruit juices.
Because gin is the only alcohol in this recipe, we highly recommend selecting a high quality gin brand like Bombay Sapphire, Seagram’s or Beefeater.
In the hunt for more gin based cocktails? You’ll love the Pink Gin Spritz, Strawberry Salty Dog, and Lavender Gin Buck.
How to Make a Gin and Juice Cocktail
1 — In a cocktail shaker with ice, add the gin, pineapple juice, mango juice and pineapple juice. Shake well until chilled.
2 — Strain into a tall glass filled with crushed ice.
3 — Optional: Garnish with a lime wheel and pineapple wedge.
Recipe Notes and Tips
How to sweeten the cocktail:
The simple syrup addition is optional.
We used fresh homemade juices so we preferred some added sweetness. However, store bought juices typically have added sugar so simple syrup may not be necessary.
Plus, if you are using lemon or lime juice (as with this recipe), you’ll want some sweetness.
Do you need a cocktail shaker?
Because the Gin and Juice recipe calls for little ingredients, you can simply pour them directly in the glass and stir and mix.
We personally prefer using a cocktail shaker to make sure that all the ingredients are evenly combined and chilled.
For a lighter version:
Substitute one of the juices or top your glass with sparkling soda.
What glass do you serve Gin and Juice in?
Because Gin and Juice is best served chill, you’ll need a tall glass like a Toms Collins for the additional ice.
More Easy Tropical Cocktail Recipes
Gin and Juice Recipe
- Cocktail shaker optional
- 2 oz gin
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- 2 oz mango juice
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1 tsp simple syrup optional
- 1 lime wheel optional for garnish
- 1 pineapple wedge optional for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker with ice, add the gin, pineapple juice, mango juice and pineapple juice. Shake well until chilled.
- Strain into a tall glass filled with crushed ice.
- Optional: Garnish with a lime wedge and pineapple leaves.
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