“I’ll have a gin & tonic.” says the classiest betch in the room. It’s no surprise that we would have a worldwide holiday to celebrate the spirit of elegance. Thankfully no one chucks back a shot of gin as they would a shot of tequila or flavored vodka. Gin is only reserved for the best of glasses, two cubes, and ingredients as fresh and radiant as itself.  World Gin Day was founded in the UK in 2009 with the sole purpose of bringing friends together with a bottle of gin, now six years later it’s a global celebration and over here in the states we raise our glasses to celebrate!

Made from the juniper berry, gin has a distinct, crisp taste that is best accented with light citruses. Cheers to World Gin Day with these cocktails!

Corpse Reviver
1 oz. gin
1 oz. Lillet
1 oz. lemon juice
Dash absinthe

Directions: Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker and shake briskly over cubed ice. Double strain into cocktail glass. Recipe found via

If you have a sweet tooth:

Thyme Lemonade
1 ½ cups sugar
1 bunch fresh thyme, plus sprigs (for garnish)
2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 10 lemons)
1 cup gin

Directions: In a medium saucepan, bring sugar, thyme, and 1 cup water to a boil; stir until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, gin, and 6 cups of cold water; strain into a large pitcher. Refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour (and up to 1 week). Serve over ice, garnished with thyme sprigs. Recipe found via

And if you need a refresher…

Cucumber-Rosemary Gin and Tonic
2 oz. gin
5 oz. tonic water
3 cucumber slices
1 sprig of rosemary
1 just of lime wege
Splash of soda water

Directions: Place cucumber slices at bottom of highball glass. Squeeze lime juice into glass and slightly muddle cucumber. Add sprig of rosemary and fill glass with ice. Add gin, tonic, and splash of soda water. Recipe found via