Bored of the identical old gin & tonic? Drinks expert Leon Dalloway provides us 10 ways of sprucing up this classic mixed drink with spirits and fresh ingredients, turning it from your typical tipple to a classy cocktail in mere moments.
When served properly, gin & tonic sounds, seems to be, smells and tastes irresistible. But, if you want to take it to an additional degree, the magnificent blueprint can be adapted easily. These 10 straightforward serving recommendations use liqueur and fresh ingredients to complement the spirit and mixer blend.
For all the drinks, we advise a 50ml serving of gin (if other spirit is additional, decrease the quantity of gin appropriately) and a 100ml serving of tonic water. This is one:2 components in cocktail terms. Use a good long glass or even better, a huge Spanish-fashion copa glass with a stem and a large mouth (any good wine glasses will function for this). Fill the glass correct to the best with some great quality ice and use straws if you want. All tonic need to be Indian tonic except if stated otherwise.
ten approaches to makeover gin & tonic.
Take a herbal gin and pour a tablespoon of elderflower liqueur in. Add equal parts tonic water and champagne, garnish with a slapped sage leaf or two and a lemon wedge.
Use a gin with fresh cucumber notes and pair with an elderflower flavoured tonic then garnish with extended ribbons of cucumber and a sprig of mint.
Mix equal parts of gin, sweet vermouth and Campari in a lowball glass, spritz it up with a tonic best and garnish with a big, juicy wedge of orange.
Consider a vibrant, citrussy gin and add a tablespoon of sweet vermouth. Include two dashes of peach bitters, top with tonic and garnish with a generous handful of luscious seasonal berries.
Sloe gin combines ridiculously properly with lemon tonic, flirt with a zest of lemon over the glass and drop it in.
Marry a juniper-heavy gin with half a teaspoon of a super smokey whiskey. Include a dash of apricot liqueur and top with tonic, garnish with a chunky pink grapefruit zest.
Decide on a floral gin and include a tablespoon of rose water, a tablespoon of peach liqueur and a two dashes of grapefruit bitters. Go demure on the garnish and top with a rose petal.
Pour a herbal-fashion gin and grab a handful of leaves of fresh mint, slap them and drop them in. Pop in two dashes of mint bitters and a tablespoon of chocolate liqueur. Introduce the tonic then garnish with a handful of sprigs of mint and some luxurious grated dark chocolate.
Caught in the Med
Choose up some intriguing herbaceous gin and introduce it to a Mediterranean-design tonic. Rim your glass with some herbed sea salt, slap some fresh rosemary and stand it tall in the glass.
Make some flavoured aqua by boiling some herbs in water for a minute or two. Allow the water amazing then freeze the water and add the ice cubes to a classic gin and tonic – the drink’s flavour profile will evolve throughout the drinking. Garnish with the matching herbs for that additional specific touch.
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