I feel like as soon as the warm weather kicks in, I switch to lighter drinks. Rosé over red wine, and gin and tonics. All winter I drink red wine, and by the time it’s summer, I’m sick of it.

Anyway, remember this post on Hotel X? Well when we were hosted there, the cute-looking bartenders made the YUMMIEST gin cocktail I’ve ever had, and I’ve been trying to remake it ever since! It’s taken me a while to mimic the same thing, but I think I’ve sort of figured it out.

I figured the best way of showing you how to make this cocktail, is through a video. So, we shot one. And by we, I mean Andrew. He shoved himself in the video because he loves a good “manly” gin and tonic. So here we are…

Ingredients you need:

– Hendrick’s Gin

– Fresh lemon juice

– Cucumber

– Fresh basil leaves

– Simple Syrup

– Pomegranate juice

How to make:

– Muddle the basil leaves in a shaker.

– Add 1 oz Hendrick’s gin.

– Add 0.5 oz of fresh lemon juice.

– Add 0.5 oz of simple syrup.

– Add 1/4 oz of pomegranate juice.


Garnish with a slice of cucumber, basil leaves, and berries. YUM.

Ok, now for Andrew’s classic Gin & Tonic:

  • Start with 3 cubes of ice in the glass.
  • Add 1.5 or 2 oz of Hendrick’s gin.
  • Fill up the glass with Tonic water.
  • Add some pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with a slice of cucumber.

So, the next time you’re having a little soirée of some sort, make sure to add these his & hers gin cocktails to the menu! They’re super fun and cute.

Okay, I’m off catch up on Downton Abbey. Lady Mary is SUCH a boss babe, love her. (Maybe I’ll get Andrew to whip me up a gin cocktail ;))

Xx, kim

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Photography by Victoria Jmourko.



  1. August 2, 2018 / 11:42 am

    I love this! My husband and I are both big gin drinkers, too. Cute video!

    • Kimberley Marquis
      August 7, 2018 / 9:16 am

      Thanks love! Enjoy making them! xx

  2. August 2, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    Making drinks together is one of my boyfriend and I’s favorite things to do! thank you for the recipes!

  3. August 2, 2018 / 10:33 pm

    Such a fun post!! thank you! -Kasey Ma @ TheStyleWright

  4. August 2, 2018 / 10:33 pm

    Such a fun post!! thank you!

  5. August 3, 2018 / 8:53 am

    Wow this looks amazing! Cucumber and pomegranate is a surprisingly good combination.

  6. August 3, 2018 / 11:23 am

    Love these cocktails! They both sound delicious!

  7. August 3, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    This is so cute! I love doing things like this with my hubby as well!

  8. August 3, 2018 / 2:27 pm

    I love looking into new cocktails to try. I am not a huge Gin fan but I have found that drinks like this can mask the flavor. I think I will have to add this to my list of “must try’s” 🙂

    • Kimberley Marquis
      August 7, 2018 / 9:16 am

      You’re right, they do mask the taste of the gin! Let me know what you think! xx

  9. Jalisa
    August 3, 2018 / 6:36 pm

    Oohh those cocktails sound so delicious

  10. August 4, 2018 / 1:47 am

    What fun cocktails! My husband and I have been trying a lot of new cocktail recipes lately, especially since we’ve been hosting a large number of backyard summer parties. I look forward to making these his-and-her gin cocktails!

    • Kimberley Marquis
      August 7, 2018 / 9:15 am

      Summers are the best for that! Let me know what you think of them! xx

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