Gin Sangaree Recipe - Traditional English Cocktail

Gin Sangaree

Gin Sangaree Recipe - Traditional English Cocktail
Region / culture: England | Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 1


Gin Sangaree
Gin Sangaree

Gin Sangaree is a classic cocktail that dates back to the 18th century. It is a refreshing and flavorful drink that is perfect for any occasion.


The Gin Sangaree recipe has been around for centuries and is believed to have originated in England. It was a popular drink during the colonial era and has since become a staple in cocktail bars around the world.


How to prepare

  1. Combine the ingredients in a shaker and shake well. Pour the cocktail into a highball glass and serve.


  • You can experiment with different types of gin or port to create unique flavor profiles for your Gin Sangaree cocktail.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

When making Gin Sangaree, be sure to use high-quality gin and Tawny port for the best flavor. You can adjust the amount of sugar to suit your taste preferences.

Serving Suggestions

Gin Sangaree is best served chilled in a highball glass with a garnish of fresh fruit or a sprig of mint.

Cooking Techniques

Shaking the ingredients in a cocktail shaker helps to blend the flavors and chill the drink.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have Tawny port, you can substitute it with another type of fortified wine such as sherry or Madeira.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the ingredients for Gin Sangaree ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Gin Sangaree in a highball glass with a slice of orange or a cherry for a festive touch.

Pairing Recommendations

Gin Sangaree pairs well with light appetizers such as cheese and crackers or fresh fruit.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Gin Sangaree is best served fresh and should not be stored for long periods of time. If needed, you can store it in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Gin Sangaree contains approximately 150 calories.


The Gin Sangaree cocktail contains approximately 5 grams of carbohydrates per serving.


There are no fats in the Gin Sangaree cocktail.


The Gin Sangaree cocktail does not contain any proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Gin Sangaree does not provide significant amounts of vitamins or minerals.


This cocktail may contain allergens such as sulfites from the Tawny port. Please check with your guests for any specific allergies.


Gin Sangaree is a low-calorie cocktail that is relatively low in carbohydrates and fats.


Gin Sangaree is a classic cocktail that is easy to make and perfect for any occasion. Enjoy this refreshing drink with friends and family!

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is etched in my memory forever. It was a hot summer day, much like today, when I stumbled upon an old, dusty cookbook tucked away in the back of a forgotten cupboard in my grandmother's kitchen. As I flipped through the yellowed pages, I came across a recipe for Gin Sangaree that caught my eye. Intrigued by the exotic name and the ingredients listed, I knew I had to try it out.

I remember my grandmother telling me stories of her own culinary adventures, how she had traveled far and wide in search of new and exciting recipes to add to her repertoire. She had learned to cook from her mother, who had learned from her mother before her, passing down generations of knowledge and tradition. Each recipe held a story, a memory, a connection to the past that made it all the more special.

As I read through the recipe for Gin Sangaree, I couldn't help but feel a sense of excitement and curiosity. The ingredients were simple yet intriguing - gin, sugar, lemon juice, and nutmeg. It seemed like the perfect cocktail for a warm summer evening, something light and refreshing to enjoy with friends and family.

I decided to give it a try, gathering the ingredients and following the instructions carefully. I mixed the gin, sugar, and lemon juice in a shaker with ice, shaking it vigorously until it was well chilled. I poured it into a glass and sprinkled a dash of nutmeg on top, just as the recipe instructed.

As I took my first sip of the Gin Sangaree, I was transported to a different time and place. The flavors were like nothing I had ever tasted before - the tangy citrus of the lemon juice, the subtle sweetness of the sugar, and the bold kick of the gin all combined to create a harmonious blend that danced on my taste buds. It was like sipping on a piece of history, a taste of the past that had been preserved for generations.

I couldn't help but think of all the places and people my grandmother must have encountered in her quest for new recipes. The Gin Sangaree was just a small glimpse into the world of flavors and aromas that she had experienced over the years. Each recipe was a treasure trove of memories, a reminder of the rich tapestry of culinary traditions that had been passed down through the ages.

As I finished my drink, I couldn't help but feel a sense of gratitude for my grandmother and the legacy she had left behind. Her love for cooking and her passion for discovering new recipes had inspired me to explore the world of food and drink in ways I never thought possible. The Gin Sangaree was just the beginning of a journey that would take me to new and exciting culinary heights, all thanks to a simple recipe found in an old, dusty cookbook on a hot summer day.

And so, as I sit here savoring the last drops of my Gin Sangaree, I can't help but smile at the thought of my grandmother looking down on me from above, proud of the legacy she has left behind. The recipe for Gin Sangaree may have been just a small piece of her culinary puzzle, but to me, it represents so much more - a connection to the past, a link to the present, and a promise of more delicious adventures to come. Cheers to you, Grandma, and to the endless possibilities that a simple recipe can bring.


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