With spring now in full swing, we have joyfully moved from hibernating with our Shiraz at home to enjoying those first few warm days and of course, enjoying the drink du jour - Gin and Tonic! The simple "G & T" has come a long way from its Colonial beginnings and is now broadly enjoyed and served by hosts and hipsters alike.
Enjoyed with a lemon or lime wedge in a simple Collin's or High-ball is still preferred by many, but there are several ways you can spice things up and take your G & Ts to the next level. From glassware to garnishes - we've got you covered.
Orange Marmalade Gin + Tonic - Use either a single or double measure of Gin (to taste), two small spoonful's of marmalade, a dash or two of lemon juice, fresh mint, elderflower tonic, plus a slice of fresh or dried orange. Serve in a Riedel Gin + Tonic Glass. Image and recipe: Riedel Australia
Cucumber and Rose - This combo syncs beautifully with Hendrick's gin and a regular tonic. The cucumber brings a great freshness and use rose petals or buds bring a subtle floral spice. We've served ours in a Riedel O Stemless Chardonnay Glass.
Capsicum, Basil and Chilli - Use this garnish with an regular tonic and Bull Dog gin or similar. A beautiful fresh combo with a bit of heat! We've served our in a Spiegelau Gin Balloon.
Mint and Strawberry - This garnish tastes beautiful with Beefeater Gin and an Elderflower Tonic. Fresh and fruity, this looks great served in a Riedel O Whisky Glass.
Lime and Ginger - This zesty, spicy garnish pairs beautifully with Tanquerey Gin and Indian Tonic Water and so refreshing! Served a traditional cut crystal style glass, shop similar styles here.
Rosemary and Black Pepper - This pairs brilliantly with Tanquerey gin and Indian Tonic Water. An earthy, spicy taste. We've got this in the stunning Italian made IVV Clear Highball Glass.
We hope we have inspired you to try some thing new in your approach to your Gin and Tonics! Remember, there are no rules anymore... serve, drink and do what you love and enjoy... CHEERS!