a cucumber cocktail
Emily Andreeva

World-class cocktails with Bavarian gin

Yes, Gin & Tonic is a classic in the world of long drinks. It is light, tasty and mixed in no time. But gin doesn’t only taste good with tonic water. To convince you, we tried three summery recipes that were created in cooperation with Bavaria Gin. They’re simply delicious!


You only need three ingredients for this classic: lime juice, simple syrup and, of course, gin. Add some basil and mashed cucumber to the shaker if you like. This makes the drink even more refreshing.

Gimlet Cocktail with bavarian gin, lime und syrup
Edward Howell
7clSoul of Bavaria – Gin from Bavarian Spirits
1.5 cllime juice, freshly squeezed
1.5 clsugar syrup
Garnishlime wedge
  1. Pour the gin, lime juice and simple syrup into a shaker with ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or a glass filled with ice cubes.
  2. Garnish the edge with a lime wedge.

Tom Collins

In its country of origin, the USA, the Tom Collins is practically a staple food in the summer. The drink is so popular that a glass has even been named after it. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. The cocktail is light, refreshing and easy to prepare. What more do you want?

Tom Collins Cocktail, mixed with the Soul of Bavaria Gin
Madhu Rao
6 clSoul of Bavaria – Gin from Bavarian Spirits
2 cllemon juice, freshly squeezed
1.5 clsugar syrup soda, to fill up ice cubes
Garnishlemon wedge and a maraschino cherry
  1. Pour the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup into a Collins glass. Add ice cubes, top up with soda and stir.
  2. Garnish with a lemon wedge and a maraschino cherry.

Cucumber Lemonade Chiller

All that’s missing is a hammock and the shade of a palm tree. This ingenious summer concoction tastes as refreshing as its name sounds.

Cucumber Lemonade Chiller, a cocktail with cucumber, gin and lime
Anna Teodoro
6 clSoul of Bavaria – Gin from Bavarian Spirits
1.5 tspfresh rosemary
3 cllemon juice
1 tspsugar syrup
soda to fill up
ice cubes
  1. Peel the cucumber and place it into a blender along with the rosemary. Mix until a homogeneous puree is formed. Pour the puree into the shaker through a sieve.
  2. Pour the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup into the shaker and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice, top up with soda and decorate with a sprig of rosemary and a slice or two of cucumber.

Handmade in Germany

The gin “Soul of Bavaria” has two more siblings. The distillery also produces a vodka and a whiskey. Everything here is handmade in Germany, of course, proving that small German distilleries and breweries are growing in popularity.

Spirit with Tradition

Johannes Schlemmer with a gigantic bottle of Bavarian Spirits in front of a tractor
Johannes Schlemmer

The high-quality products from Munich Spirits are not “just any” new Munich hipster drink like some competing products on the market, some of which are lucratively staged by non-Munich residents. Rather, it is a real Munich family business with heart, soul, style and honest tradition since 1907.

The production of alcohol was part of the Schlemmer family’s agricultural business from the very beginning. After the end of the federal spirits monopoly and the associated end of the distillery, the more than hundred-year-old tradition should not die.

And so, Johannes Schlemmer, the youngest member of the family, decided to continue the tradition on his own and to produce distillates from Bavaria. After careful consideration and a long period of observation of the market, it was clear that there was no Bavarian premium vodka on the market.