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Gin and Coke Recipe

Jun 02, 2017 | Post By Brodey Sheppard
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If you’re looking for a gin and coke recipe, then you probably think that there’s more to making this odd little drink than dumping two ingredients into a glass. And you’d be right.

Gin and Coke are not a natural pairing. You can certainly drink them together, but without some subtle touches, it’s not particularly tasty. We’re going to show you how to make a couple of versions that are quite palatable and will hopefully put to bed any lingering doubts.

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First of all, use authentic coca-cola if you can. It was invented in the late 1880s and was marketed as a cure-all for everything from constipation to impotence. The original product contained both wine and cocaine. With Prohibition, the wine was removed, and there’s no cocaine in there anymore either. In any event, the secret recipe seems to bring out the aromatics in the gin, so use “the real thing” if at all possible.

Here’s what you need to make two different Gin and Coke Drinks:


Orange Gin and Coke

  • 45ml Gin
  • 100ml Coke
  • Splash of Chocolate Bitters
  • Orange wedge

Gin Cuba Libre

  • 45ml White Rum
  • 15ml Gin
  • 20ml Lime Juice
  • Splash of Aromatic Bitters
  • Lime wedge


Orange Gin and Coke

  1. Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice.
  2. Add the Gin.
  3. Top up with coke.
  4. Add two drops of Chocolate Bitters.
  5. Squeeze then place an orange wedge directly into the glass.

Gin Cuba Libre

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the Gin, Rum and lime juice.
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. Pour into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
  5. Top up with coke.
  6. Add a splash of Aromatic Bitters.
  7. Garnish with a wedge of lime.


  • Old-fashioned glass
  • Cocktail shaker (For Gin Cuba Libre only)
  • Ice



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Brodey is an enthusiastic marketing and advertising strategest out of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Brodey has always been passionate about liquor and alcohol in general. You will find Brodey on the weekends either out on the football pitch kicking goals or down the lake with a glass of wine.


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