By Dawn Roberts

Gin is an alcohol that derives its flavor from juniper berries. Here, we will look at some of the classic ways people drink this classic spirit and give you recipes to make these cocktails your own.

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Try one of these classic gin cocktail recipes.

Gin and Tonic

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Glass with ice.

Fill a highball glass with ice.

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Gin poured into glass.

Measure an ounce of gin and pour into glass.

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Lime Juice poured into glass.

Measure 0.25 ounces of lime juice and pour into glass.

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Add tonic.

Measure 3 ounces of tonic and pour into glass.

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Ready to serve.

Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.

Tom Collins

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Fill shaker with ice.

Fill a bar shaker halfway with ice.

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Pour in ingredients.

Add 1.25 ounces gin, 1 ounce of lemon or lime juice and 1 teaspoon of sour mix.

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Shake ingredients.

Shake well.

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Splash of club soda.

Fill a Collins glass with ice. Strain contents of shaker into Collins glass. Add a splash of club soda to the glass.

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Ready to drink!

Stir well and garnish with a maraschino cherry and a slice of orange.

Gin Fizz

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Ice goes into shaker.

Fill shaker halfway with ice.

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Add lime juice.

Add 1 ounce lime juice to shaker.

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Powdered sugar.

Add 1 teaspoon powdered sugar.

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Gin poured into glass.

Add 1 1/2 ounces of gin.

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Serve up in martini glass.

Shake and strain into a martini glass. Top it off with carbonated water and stir.

Gibson

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Chill shaker with ice.

Fill shaker halfway with ice.

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Chill glass while preparing the drink.

Fill cocktail glass with ice and allow to sit while assembling drink.

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Add gin.

Add 2 ounces gin.

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Vermouth poured into shaker.

Add two dashes of dry vermouth.

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Dump out ice from glass.

Dump ice out of martini glass and discard ice.

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Pour into glass.

Strain contents of shaker into martini glass.

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Garnish and serve.

Garnish with a cocktail onion.

Dry Martini

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Chill shaker.

Fill a shaker halfway with ice.

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Add vermouth to drink glass and swish around.

Pour 1 1/2 ounces dry vermouth into a cocktail glass.

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Discard vermouth.

Pour vermouth out of martini glass and discard vermouth.

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Add gin to shaker.

Pour 2 1/2 ounces gin into shaker.

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Shake and pour into glass.

Strain contents of shaker into martini glass.

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Add olive as garnish.

Garnish with an olive or lemon twist.