Sipsmith London Cup Cocktail – easy gin ginger cocktail

April 26, 2022Sew White

The Sipsmith London Cup is a brilliant addition to your spirit collection. It’s a gin spirit which is a great alternative to Pimm’s and other summer cups available. As well as being enjoyed as a simple gin and tonic, the Sipsmith London cup is a great ingredient for some delicious Sipsmith London Cup cocktails. In this easy gin ginger cocktail, I mix together the fabulous summer flavours of the London cup with ginger ale and fresh strawberries. This gin and ginger cocktail is a great summer party drink to enjoy at home on a hot day.

gin ginger cocktail in s short glass decorated with a strawberry and mint. Sipsmith london cup in the background
This recipe was originally created for Elys Wimbledon in partnership with Sipsmith.

There is nothing better in my opinion that being in the garden with lots of food, friends and of course a delicious cocktail or two. This gin ginger cocktail is a delicious mix of Sipsmith London Cup which is a great Pimm’s alternative, along with ginger ale and fresh mint to really boost all the flavours.

Why you’ll love this gin ginger cocktail recipe

  • This is a light and refreshing drink which is perfect for parties and summer days, enjoy it with friends or by yourself after a hard day of sunbathing and relaxing.
  • The ginger flavours adds a delicious spice to the finished fruity sipsmith london cup cocktail drink, it’s peppery and delicious.
  • You could swap the gin for an alcohol free spirit to make this family friendly or for if you don’t fancy a drink.

Ginger Ale Cocktail Top Questions

What is Sipsmith London Cup?
What do you serve with Sipsmith?
Is Sipsmith alcoholic?
What mixer goes with Sipsmith gin?

close up of a strawberry on a gold trimmed glass

Ingredients

For the full gin ginger cocktail recipe and instructions scroll to the bottom of the page for the recipe card.

SIPSMITH LONDON CUP

Sipsmith London cup is a great alternative to Pimm’s and other summer cup spirits. It is gin based so you can use it in place of gin in cocktails. It is a very fruity spirit and is a great choice for summer cocktails. If you don’t have Sipsmith London Cup you can use a summer cup from your favourite supermarket or even Pimm’s.

GINGER ALE

Ginger ale is pretty key for a ginger ale cocktail. Ginger ale is a great addition to the strong fruity flavours of the gin summer cup. It also adds a little spice and fire to the cocktail.

MINT

Mint isn’t just a garnish for a cocktail. It adds a beautiful flavour and aroma to the drink. It actively adds something magical to the finished drink. I wish I knew how the magic worked but I insist it does. Of course, if you don’t have mint you can still make this cocktail.

How to make gin ginger cocktail – step by step

  • Half fill a tumbler with ice and add a few fresh mint leaves, crush them a little for extra flavour.
  • Add the Sipsmith London Cup.
  • Add a small squeeze of lime.
  • Top up with the ginger ale and decorate with a strawberry.
  • Serve, sip and enjoy.
summer gin and ginger ale cocktail for the gin ginger cocktail

Top Tips

You can chill your glass in the freezer for a few minutes before you start making your drink. This will help it be super refreshing.

Mint leaves add a wonderful fresh taste to the ginger ale cocktail. Paired with the squeeze of lime and you are onto a winner.

This is a great drink for summer parties you can make them as separate drinks or mix up a large jug full which is easy to serve.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this ginger ale cocktail over ice, in the sunshine with friends and family.

This easy gin ginger cocktail goes incredibly well with an antipasti sharing platter.

Equipment

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This Sipsmith London Cup cocktail is too easy make and even easier to drink (enjoy responsibly).

All you need to make it is a tall cocktail glass and maybe some fun and fruity decorations!

London cup bottle from Sipsmith London

Storing / Making ahead of time options

Most cocktails can be scaled up and made into a punch, this is no exception. Scale up the easy gin ginger cocktail and add some more ice. It tastes great a spicy summer drink.

Keep the gin ginger cocktail refrigerated until you serve.

Substitutions and variations

ALCOHOL-FREE GIN AND GINGER COCKTAIL

For anyone under 18 or not a fan of drinking, then swapping the Sipsmith London Cup with the Sipsmith FreeGlider is an easy way to make this gin ginger cocktail alcohol free. Use the same measure for the non-alcoholic spirit as you would for the gin and there you have it! Tasty and won’t leave you with a headache tomorrow.

FRESH STRAWBERRIES

As well as adding a strawberry for decoration you can also add fresh strawberries as a compote to the drink. This will help boost the flavours and you’d be surprised how well strawberry and ginger go together. Check out my healthy strawberry compote recipe for how to make it. If I make the strawberry compote for pancakes I tend to keep a little leftover for a cocktail on the same day.

Strawberries and ginger go so well together. The finished ginger ale cocktail will have you making it all summer.

USE PIMMS OR SUMMER CUP

If you don’t have Sipsmith London Cup you can use a summer cup from your favourite supermarket or even Pimm’s.

gin ginger cocktail on a pink background

Gin Ginger Cocktail FAQS

What is Sipsmith London Cup?

Sipsmith London Cup is a sublimely sippable punch crafted from the award-winning London Dry Gin, infused with tea, borage, lemon verbena and a host of other botanicals. It’s fresh and just a little peppery meaning it pairs beautifully with gin and mint in this cocktail.

Order your bottle of Sipsmith’s London Cup here (affiliate link).

What do you serve with Sipsmith?

You can serve any mixer with Sipsmith gin, personally, I’m a big fan of a classic G&T, so I would serve Sipsmith with about a 2:1 ratio of tonic to gin. It’s fresh, sharp and perfect for an afternoon cocktail.

Is Sipsmith alcoholic?

Sipsmith London Cup is a classic gin, this means it is an alcoholic spirit. Enjoy responsibly

Sipsmith London cup has an alcohol content of 29.5%. It can be strong so turning it into a cocktail is the best idea. It also tastes incredible with lemonade.

What mixer goes with Sipsmith gin?

All mixers go well with Sipsmith gin, a classic Indian tonic that pairs perfectly for a light, fresh and peppery drink.

If you fancy something sweeter to use with the sipsmith london cup cocktail, use lemonade or fruity sparkling water.

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Recipe

Sipsmith London Cup Cocktail – Easy Gin Ginger Cocktail

Sisley White
The Sipsmith London Cup is a brilliant addition to your spirit collection. It's a gin spirit which is a great alternative to Pimm's and other summer cups available. As well as being enjoyed as a simple gin and tonic, the Sipsmith London cup is a great ingredient for some delicious Sipsmith London Cup cocktails. In this easy gin ginger cocktail, I mix together the fabulous summer flavours of the London cup with ginger ale and fresh strawberries. This gin and ginger cocktail is a great summer party drink to enjoy at home on a hot day.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine British, English, International
Servings 1 drink
Calories 167 kcal

Equipment

  • Tall glass

Ingredients
  

  • Ice
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • 50 ml Sipsmith London Cup
  • 150 ml Ginger ale
  • Lime

Instructions
 

  • Half fill a tumbler with ice and add a few fresh mint leaves.
  • Add the 50ml Sipsmith London Cup.
  • Add a small squeeze of lime.
  • Top up with the ginger ale and decorate with a strawberry.
  • Serve, sip and enjoy.

Notes

If you don’t have a bottle of London cup you can use Pimm’s for this cocktail or another summer cup spirit.

Nutrition

Calories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 13gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 3mgSugar: 13gCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword Gin, gin cocktail, ginger ale, ginn ginger cocktail, London Cup, London Cup Cocktails
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