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GG’s Delight


There’s nothing like a simple sipper to take the edge off after a long day. Especially when that sipper is as delicious as GG’s Delight. This colorful gin cocktail recipe features Empress 1908 Gin, ginger liqueur, and orange bitters, and it’s perfect for any mid-week happy hour. Whether you choose to serve it up or on ice, I guarantee you’ll love this cocktail!

When I’m looking to entertain guests at a gathering, this gin cocktail is always a hit – they always love the rich indigo blue color. But it’s also ideal for winding down after a long day, enjoying the sunset and a taking a moment of quiet. I appreciate that it only requires three basic ingredients: gin, ginger liqueur, and orange bitters. It’s easy and delicious, making it perfect for the beginner at-home bartender. What more could you ask for?

The Empress Gin is delicate and slightly floral, with notes of citrus, juniper, and coriander. The perfect summertime refresher, this spirit is crisp and light. The citrus in this cocktail amplifies the floral notes in the gin, and the two flavors play off of each other beautifully. Also, fun fact: the gin changes from a deep blue to a light pink when mixed with citrus. It’s like magic in a glass!


Step 1: Add all ingredients to a beaker or glass suitable for stirring.⁠


Step 2: Top with ice and stir until chilled.⁠

A good rule of thumb: if a drink only contains alcohol mixers, stir. If the cocktail also includes non-alcoholic ingredients, shake!


Step 3: Strain into your cocktail glass. Served either straight up, or over fresh ice.

Is there anything nicer than a simple, camera-worthy cocktail? If you’re looking for a delicious and easy cocktail recipe, be sure to give GG’s Delight a try. With three ingredients, it’s a straightforward, no-fuss drink with the bonus of being simply gorgeous. The best of both worlds, don’t you think?

Enjoy this recipe and raise a glass to the simple pleasures in life – I know I will be!

GG’s Delight




  1. Step 1 – Add all ingredients to a beaker or glass suitable for stirring.⁠
  2. Step 2 – Top with ice and stir until chilled.⁠
  3. Step 3 – Strain into a cocktail glass, either straight up or over fresh ice.⁠
Tags: Gin, Bold

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