One of the most iconic drinks in bar history, G&Ts are perfect for summer, and with time outside comes inspiration to do things a little more fun. It’s affordable, it’s portable, and it can be whatever you make it. Here are eight of our favorite riffs on the classic G&T.

The GT&C

Is anything more refreshing than cucumber? We think not. Adding muddled cucumber to the classic G&T gives the OG cocktail an incredible lift. All you’ve got to do is slice, dice, and pour. (See us make it here!)

Navy Strength Botanical Gin & Tonic

Botanicals on botanicals (sprigs of thyme, lemon, and cracked black pepper) plus high-proof gin make this version fit for an old-time maritimer.

The Cranberry Sauce Gin and Tonic Recipe

A cranberry component makes this recipe the perfect cocktail choice during the holiday cooking season. Prepping a cranberry sauce for a turkey dish? Save some of that cran sauce for this crowd-pleasing G&T.

Winter Gin & Tonic

The cranberry cocktail isn’t the only winter selection on this list. To experiment more in spiced simple syrup, test out this festive iteration that incorporates both spices and orange juice.

Gin & Tonic Sorbet

Soon enough, sorbet will be replacing chocolate mousse on our go-to dessert list. Did you know you can easily turn sorbet into a delicious gin and tonic cocktail? It’s easy: Just add lime.

Pomegranate Gin & Tonic

Who doesn’t love pomegranate juice? To recreate that subtly sweet flavor, all you need is an ounce of grenadine.

The Spiked Coffee Tonic Recipe

Some coffee-lovers take their favorite brew with cream, and others take it with gin. This espresso-laden riff on the G&T marries the best drinking habits of the morning and evening.

The Breakfast Tonic

Created by 100 Acres at Hotel Henry in Buffalo, N.Y., this Gin & Tonic riff’s use of Edinburgh’s Christmas Gin and Rishi tea (English Breakfast or Earl Grey are both favorable), make it ideal for morning imbibing.