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Top 10 Empress Gin Cocktails to Try

Adnan Ahmad
Top 10 Empress Gin Cocktails to Try

Empress Gin, which is popular for its distinctive indigo color, is transforming cocktail hour with its alluring hue and exotic blend. It's the perfect base for crafting a variety of captivating cocktails, from the refreshing simplicity of a gin and tonic to the complexity of a carefully crafted martini. Whether you're a seasoned mixologist or a curious novice, these top 10 Empress Gin cocktails are a must-try for anyone looking to impress guests.

Without wasting much time, here are the to 10 Empress Gin Cocktails that you absolutely have to try:

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1. The Classic Empress & Tonic

The Classic Empress & Tonic

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The Classic Empress & Tonic is a timeless cocktail experience that's simple to make. The tonic's subtle bitterness complements the floral notes of the Empress Gin. The result is a blend that is refreshing and visually stunning. Its vibrant color and crisp taste make it an ideal choice for any occasion.

With just a few ingredients, this cocktail earns a top position for its ease of preparation. The effervescence of the tonic water dances with the gin’s botanicals, making it best for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

2. The Elegant Empress Martini

The Elegant Empress Martini

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The Elegant Empress Martini is nothing short of regal, a cocktail fit for royalty. With its deep indigo color and sophisticated flavor profile, this cocktail demands a top position in this list. This cocktail is a modern twist on the classic martini. Its components infuse the martini with a complexity that is irresistibly smooth.

Served in a chilled martini glass, the Empress Martini exudes elegance with every sip. The simplicity of the ingredients means the gin’s flavor profile remains noticeable. This cocktail pairs well with me Mediterranean meats, cheeses, and fresh baked bread.

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3. The Exotic Empress Sunset

The Exotic Empress Sunset

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The Exotic Empress Sunset is a cocktail that captivates your senses with its stunning gradient of colors, reminiscent of a serene sunset. This drink combines the distinctive flavor of Empress Gin with fruity and citrus notes. Made from peach lavender syrup, peach slices, lavender sprig, tonic water and Empress 1908 Indigo gin, this cocktail is your best cocktail for summer. 

The best part is that this cocktail remains one of the best to whip up. The steps are as simple as pouring the Express Indigo Gin into a tall glass with ice. Add tonic water and garnish with peach and lavender slices as desired.

4. The Floral Lavender Lemonade

The Floral Lavender Lemonade

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The Floral Lavender Lemonade combines the smooth taste of Empress Gin with the aromatic essence of lavender and the zesty punch of lemon. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a drink that tantalizes the taste buds with its floral notes and citrus kick. To make this cocktail, fill a tall wine glass with crushed ice. Shake some lemonade and syrup on the ice and straight into the glass. Add Empress Gin and garnish with a lavender sprig.

The addition of dried lavender to the cocktail infuses it with a fragrant aroma that elevates the entire drinking experience. This Floral Lavender Lemonade is not just a beverage; it's a garden party in a glass, promising a refreshing and sophisticated reprieve from the heat of the day. It's the ideal choice for an afternoon soiree or a relaxing evening in.

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5. The Vibrant Empress Gin Sour

The Vibrant Empress Gin Sour

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The Vibrant Empress Gin Sour is another cocktail that bursts with flavor and color, offering a delightful twist on the classic sour. The Empress Gin's natural vibrancy is front and center. It's further enhanced by the tartness of lemon and the sweetness of simple syrup.

This cocktail not only impresses with its taste but also with its frothy texture and rich purple hue. To make the cocktail, add Express Gin, simple syrup, egg white and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker. Shake it until it's all frothy. Add some ice and shake again, and strain the cocktail into a wine glass. Scrape any form from the shaker and layer it on top of the cocktail. Proceed to garnish as required and serve.

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6. The Empress French 75

The Empress French 75

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The Empress French 75, or Empress 75, is a sparkling cocktail that combines the elegance of champagne with the tartness of freshly squeezed lemon juice. The cocktail got its name from the French 75mm field gun that Americans and the French used in WW1. All you need to make it is some simple syrup, Empress 1908 Gin, lemon curls, and lemon juice. 

However, you can be more creative and use honey instead of sugar simple syrup. Whether it's a celebratory toast or a chic brunch, the Empress French 75 is a versatile cocktail that fits any festive occasion. Its bubbly personality and striking color make it a standout choice for those who appreciate a cocktail with flair. 

7. The Empress Mai Tai

The Empress Mai Tai

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The Empress Mai Tai is a tropical treasure that showcases the versatility of Empress Gin in a tiki classic. The cocktail is a harmonious blend of the gin's floral notes with the tang of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Shaken in a cocktail shaker with ice, the ingredients meld together perfectly, creating a drink that's refreshing. To serve, strain into a chilled rocks glass and garnish with a lime wheel, adding a touch of island flair.

Edible flowers make for an enchanting garnish, lending an air of exotic sophistication to the presentation. The Empress Mai Tai is not just a cocktail; it's a vacation in a glass. It's the ideal cocktail for those who yearn for a taste of the tropics, no matter where they are.

8. The Festive Empress Fizz

The Festive Empress Fizz

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The Festive Empress Fizz brings a celebratory touch to any gathering, combining the striking color of Empress 1908 Gin with the bubbly zest of club soda. In this drink, the sweetness of orange syrup is measured to perfection, resulting in a delightful cocktail that sparkles with festivity and charm. The cocktail is ideal for toasting to special moments and creating new memories.

Creating this festive drink is a joyous affair. Mix the Empress Gin with orange syrup and a splash of soda. Serve in a coupe glass to showcase its vibrant hue, and add a twist of orange peel for an aromatic flourish.

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9. The Spiced Empress Gin Mule

The Spiced Empress Gin Mule

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All you need is three main ingredients: lime juice, ginger beer and the star of the show: Empress 1908 Indigo Gin. This cocktail is perfect for those seeking a bit of heat in their sip.

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10. Gin Sidecar Cocktail with Empress Gin

Gin Sidecar Cocktail with Empress Gin

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To craft this cocktail, combine Empress Gin, Cointreau, lime juice, and a touch of brown sugar syrup, then shake until well chilled. Strain into the sugar rimmed coupe glass. You can then garnish to suit your taste and serve.


Exploring the world of Empress Gin cocktails provides a delightful journey through a spectrum of flavors and sensations. Whether you prefer the delicate balance of the classic Empress and Tonic or prefer the spicy twist of Spiced Empress Gin Mule, Empress Gin offers the versatility to satisfy a wide range of tastes.

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