I could write all day about how to create the perfect gin and tonic. In fact, I have a feeling that this will be the first of a few posts on the subject!
My first introduction to the G&T, was via the original GQ, my late mother-in-law, who was a lover of Gordon’s, schweppes tonic and a slice of lemon. Nothing wrong with that. Nothing wrong at all.
However, the new wave of gins and their often complex botanicals, means that the citrus of lemon and the after taste of the Scheweppes tonic may not always be the best partners for your gin.
Everyone has different tastes, so experiment to find your signature G&T, but here are a three variants to get you started.
Martin Miller’s Gin & Tonic
50ml Martin Miller’s Gin
A squeeze of lime and use the wedge to garnish
Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin & Tonic
Fever-tree Tonic water
Orange peel with a little zest
Splash of orange blossom water, I used Pariya’s.
Gin Mare & Tonic
50ml Gin Mare
a sprig of rosemary (crush the leaves lightly to release some of the flavour)
cracked black pepper
smear of fresh lemon juice around the rim of the glass