Bored of the same outdated gin & tonic? Drinks professional Leon Dalloway provides us 10 methods of sprucing up this classic mixed drink with spirits and fresh elements, turning it from your common tipple to a classy cocktail in mere moments.
When served properly, gin & tonic sounds, seems, smells and tastes irresistible. But, if you want to take it to one more level, the magnificent blueprint can be adapted easily. These 10 easy serving tips use liqueur and fresh components to complement the spirit and mixer mixture.
For all the drinks, we suggest a 50ml serving of gin (if other spirit is additional, decrease the amount of gin appropriately) and a 100ml serving of tonic water. This is one:two parts in cocktail terms. Use a good prolonged glass or even greater, a large Spanish-fashion copa glass with a stem and a massive mouth (any decent wine glasses will operate for this). Fill the glass right to the top with some very good top quality ice and use straws if you wish. All tonic ought to be Indian tonic unless stated otherwise.
10 methods to makeover gin & tonic.
Consider a herbal gin and pour a tablespoon of elderflower liqueur in. Add equal elements 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 lengthy ribbons of cucumber and a sprig of mint.
Mix equal elements of gin, sweet vermouth and Campari in a lowball glass, spritz it up with a tonic prime and garnish with a large, juicy wedge of orange.
Take a vibrant, citrussy gin and add a tablespoon of sweet vermouth. Include two dashes of peach bitters, best with tonic and garnish with a generous handful of luscious seasonal berries.
Sloe gin combines ridiculously nicely with lemon tonic, flirt with a zest of lemon in excess of the glass and drop it in.
Marry a juniper-hefty gin with half a teaspoon of a super smokey whiskey. Add a dash of apricot liqueur and best with tonic, garnish with a chunky pink grapefruit zest.
Choose 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 prime with a rose petal.
Pour a herbal-style gin and grab a few 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
Pick up some intriguing herbaceous gin and introduce it to a Mediterranean-type 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. Let the water awesome then freeze the water and add the ice cubes to a traditional gin and tonic – the drink’s flavour profile will evolve during the drinking. Garnish with the matching herbs for that extra particular touch.
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