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8 Fascinating Facts About Gin And Sin Cocktail

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The Gin and Sin is a refreshingly tart and slightly sweet cocktail that has been gaining popularity over the past few years. This four-ingredient drink combines floral gin with zesty citrus juices and just a hint of grenadine for a gorgeous pink hue.

Sip on this cocktail on a warm summer day or when you need a pick-me-up drink that’s easy to mix up at home. Read on for 8 fascinating facts you probably didn’t know about the Gin and Sin!

1. There Are a Few Different Recipes

While the Gin and Sin typically contain gin, lemon juice, orange juice, grenadine, and sometimes simple syrup, the exact proportions vary from recipe to recipe.

For example:

  • Kitchy Cooking’s recipe calls for 1.5 oz gin, 1 oz lemon juice, 0.5 oz orange juice, and just a dash of grenadine.
  • Cocktails 365 uses equal parts 0.5 oz lemon juice, 0.5 oz orange juice, and 0.5 oz simple syrup, plus 1.5 oz gin and a dash of grenadine.
  • Geek and Tonic recommends using a floral gin like Rock Rose and omits simple syrup, with 1.5 oz gin, 1 oz lemon juice, and 0.5 oz orange juice and grenadine.

The great thing about this drink is that it’s very customizable to your tastes!

2. It’s a Modern Twist on a Classic

While the Gin and Sin has surfaced in recent years, it’s a modern twist on a classic cocktail called the Pink Lady. The Pink Lady also combines gin with citrus juices and grenadine.

The Gin and Sin set itself apart by using both lemon and orange juice to create a more balanced, tart-sweet flavor profile.

3. The Grenadine Adds Sweetness & Color

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Grenadine is the key ingredient that gives the Gin and Sin its signature pink hue. This vibrant red syrup is made from pomegranate juice and sugar.

Adding just a splash of grenadine to the mix sweetens the tart citrus juices and lemon-lime flavors from the gin. It also makes the cocktail visually stunning!

4. It’s a Crowd-Pleaser

The Gin and Sin has wide appeal for a few reasons:

  • It’s fruity and refreshing without being overly sweet.
  • The gin and citrus provide a nice tartness to balance the sweet grenadine.
  • The pink color is Insta-worthy and playful.
  • You likely have all the ingredients on hand already!

That’s why the Gin and Sin is a great cocktail to serve a crowd or bring to parties in the summer.

5. Batching is a Breeze

You can easily mix up a big batch of Gin and Sin cocktails by scaling the ingredients:

Ingredients for Single CocktailIngredients for Batch of 8 Cocktails
1.5 oz gin12 oz (1.5 cups) gin
1 oz lemon juice8 oz (1 cup) lemon juice
0.5 oz orange juice4 oz (0.5 cup) orange juice
Dash grenadine2 tbsp grenadine

Then just give everything a good stir in a large pitcher filled with ice. Pour into glasses and garnish with lemon wheels before serving.

6. It’s Low Alcohol Content

At around 14-18% alcohol by volume depending on the recipe, the Gin and Sin is lighter in alcohol than many cocktails. This makes it more sessionable for daytime drinking.

The lower ABV also allows the delicious fruity flavors to take center stage rather than the booze.

7. Feel Free to Use Citrus Slices

Since fresh lemon and/or orange juice is such a key ingredient, it makes sense to garnish this drink with complementary citrus wheels or slices.

Not only do they look beautiful, but expressing the oils from a lemon or orange peel over the drink before serving helps accentuate the fresh citrusy aromas.

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8. Cocktail Experts Recommend Specific Glassware

While the Gin and Sin can be served in any glass, cocktail experts suggest choosing specific barware to enhance the drinking experience:

  • Coupe glass: This wide-bowled glass shows off the beautiful color and bubbles of the drink. The shape also helps contain the aromas.
  • Rocks glass: The short tumbler keeps the drink chilled over ice cubes and allows you to add more as it melts.

No matter which glass you choose, make sure it’s chilled beforehand to keep the cocktail icy cold!

With its gorgeous pink color and sweet-tart flavor, the Gin and Sin is sure to be your new go-to summer cocktail. What are you waiting for? Mix one up and enjoy it on the patio!


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