Grenadine and Gin: Breezy Cocktail Recipes

Updated September 14, 2021
Grenadine and Gin Breezy Cocktails

Grenadine and gin can seem an awkward, perplexing combination, however, those two ingredients are key in several classic cocktails as well as modern cocktails newly bursting onto the scene. The flavors of the grenadine, fruit and sweet, allow the gin, with its juniper herbaceous flavors, to shine in new ways. You might be worried about these flavors clashing, but consider stirring up a gin and grenadine cocktail the next time you're eyeing your bottle of gin.

Gin Daisy

This classic cocktail is a sleeper, but it's a surprisingly refreshing sip. If you prefer this sans fizz, you can enjoy it as a martini as well.

Gin Daisy

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • Club soda to top off
  • Ice
  • Lemon slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and grenadine.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top with club soda.
  4. Garnish with lemon slice.

Gin and Sin

The alluring orange color of this martini is second only to the juicy flavors.

Gin and Sin

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces gin
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Orange wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, orange juice, lemon juice, and grenadine.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with orange wheel.

Bird of Paradise Cooler

It may seem unusual to use an egg white in a highball, but it gives this drink a savory taste that it would otherwise miss.

Bird of Paraside Cooler

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off, optional
  • Lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add gin, egg white, lemon juice, grenadine, and simple syrup.
  2. Dry shake for approximately 45 seconds to mix ingredients well.
  3. Add ice to shaker.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  6. Top off with club soda, if desired.
  7. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Boxcar

Incredibly similar to its cousin, the sidecar, this martini uses gin instead of cognac for the base spirit in addition to an egg white.

Boxcar

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces gin
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Orange wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add gin, egg white, orange liqueur, lemon juice, and grenadine.
  3. Dry shake for approximately 45 seconds to mix ingredients well.
  4. Add ice to shaker.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into chilled martini glass.
  7. Garnish with orange wheel.

Clover Club Remix

The clover club might be one of the most well-known gin cocktails. Its bright pink color and foamy top are instantly recognizable, but this recipe incorporates grenadine for an extra splash of flavor and color.

Clover Club Remix

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • ¼ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • 1 egg white
  • Ice
  • Lemon wheel for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add gin, egg white, grenadine, raspberry liqueur, and lemon juice.
  3. Dry shake for approximately 45 seconds to mix ingredients well.
  4. Add ice to shaker.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into chilled martini glass.
  7. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Pink Lady

This recipe couldn't be quicker to build with just three ingredients that make for a tasty and unique cocktail.

Pink Lady

Ingredients

  • 1¾ ounces gin
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • ½ ounce cream, optional
  • Ice
  • Lemon peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add gin, egg white, and grenadine.
  3. Dry shake for approximately 45 seconds to mix ingredients well.
  4. Add ice to shaker.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into chilled martini glass.
  7. Garnish with lemon peel.

Pink 75

This twist on a French 75 omits lemon juice and focuses on fruit flavors, but it's just as tasty.

Pink 75

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a champagne flute, add gin, grenadine, simple syrup, and orange liqueur.
  2. Top off with prosecco.
  3. Garnish with strawberry.

Simple Grenadine and Gin Drinks

Besides the simple and refreshing Sea Breeze or Singapore Sling, grenadine and gin mixed with other ingredients create appetizing and attractive cocktails. You can mix these drinks in minutes with simple fruits and juices. Dozens of drink recipes include grenadine and gin mixed with simple to exotic components. Create an original cocktail by trying innovative combinations-- and have fun taste-testing the results.

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Grenadine and Gin: Breezy Cocktail Recipes