12/05/2014 02:32 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

5 Gin Cocktails to Try Right This Second

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Gin is a master of disguise. The clean, botanical tones of the clear spirit appear to take a backseat to more dominant flavors--but without gin, a cocktail's overall luster would be lost.

To truly appreciate the magic of gin's undercover effect, try five cocktails that pair the spirit with strong-willed companions like blood orange, Madeira, Campari and cloves. You'll find that these drinks are all the better for their crisp, incognito base that allows every key player a moment in the spotlight.

5 Gin Cocktails to Try Right This Second

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