A few weeks ago Fever-Tree invited me to participate in an online gin and tonic masterclass. There was no way I would turn down the the chance to work with Fever-Tree Ambassador, Trish Brew, an absolute whizz at all things gin and tonic!
It was disappointing that we couldn’t get together in the same room, but it was brilliant to interact with all the distillers, hear about their gins and have Trish talk us through the tonics.
Here are the 5 Gin and Tonic Pairings for you to try:
Never Never Distilling Triple Juniper gin and Fever-Tree Indian Tonic
Never Never Triple Juniper gin is a classic dry gin with plenty of juniper oomph.
Trish says: Fever-Tree Indian Tonic is made for classic, juniper-led gins and Utilising the finest quality quinine and zesty natural citrus oils, this pairing is clean, crisp with a touch of bitterness.
Also try with: Melbourne Gin Company Gin, Kalkimoon Navy Strength, or Anther gin.
Imbue Distillery Suburban Gin
Suburban gin sits firmly in the contemporary category. It’s a complex gin balancing juniper and coriander with fennel, dandelion and prickly pear. The melon aromas from the pear are divine.
Trish says: This soft and fresh tonic adds a floral dimension to the suburban gin. Like a garden in springtime.
Also try with: Pinkster, Bloom and Archie Rose Signature gin
Bellarine Distillery Rosey & The Rabbits
Juniper spirit, distilled apricots and Middle Eastern black limes spend four months together in ex Pinot Noir barrels from the award winning Scotchmans Hill to create Rosey and the Rabbits. It has a well balanced gin rich with brown sugar flavours and a salty sour complexity with a peppery finish.
The aromatic tonic water contains cardamom and ginger that work well to enhance the flavours of this barrel-aged gin.
Also try with: McHenry Distillery Barrel-Aged gin, Imbue Distillery Barrel-Aged gin.
Warners Rhubarb Gin
The World’s First Rhubarb gin, a third of each bottle is pure, pressed rhubarb juice. Sweet and juicy with hints of cinnamon, cardamom and sweet orange.
Fever-Tree Mediterranean allows the flavours of the rhubarb to shine, without adding too much sweetness.
Also try with: Fever-Tree Mediterrean is a work horse at GQHQ as it goes with SO many gins, particularly the complex gins containing lots of native botanicals.
McHenry’s Distillery Sloe Gin
My favourite sloe gin. William steeps the hand-picked Tasmanian sloes for over 12 months, creating a rich, dark gin with hints of marzipan and amaretto. It’s sweet and moreish.
The tartness of Fever-Tree’s lemon tonic is the perfect counterbalance to the sweetness of this juicy gin.
Also try with: Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz gin, Seppeltsfield Road Barossa Shiraz gin
Still not sure which tonic goes with your favourite gin? You can create your own perfect pairing on the Fever-Tree website.