There’s something about summer that inspires gin cocktails. Mix your favorite gin with the fresh bright flavors of summer. photo credit: @recipefiction Strawberry Smash Cocktail With Gin & Basil Freshly muddled strawberries mix well with gin and a splash of sparkling water takes this to summer sipping levels. Get the recipe. photo credit: @kristy_gardner The Best Gin & Tonic I've Ever Had Superlatives are often given to recipes that use the best—not necessarily the most—ingredients; this G&T was perfected with three. Get the recipe. photo credit: @colonialcravings Gin And Rose Cocktail Trust a British expat to perfect a gin cocktail like this one combined with rosewater. photo credit: @hungrycouplenyc Mint Lychee Collins The pureed fruit in this cocktail sweetens up this classic cocktail. Experiment with substituting other fruits. Get the recipe.