The Classic Gin & Tonic is an iconic cocktail, renowned for its simplicity and elegance. This version, that you can use with a 50ml measure of any of our gins, perfectly balances the botanical richness of the gin with the crisps, clean taste of tonic water. It's a drink that transcends trends, offering a timeless appeal that suits any occasion. Whether you're unwinding after a long day or hosting a sophisticated gathering, the Classic Gin & Tonic is a testament to the beauty of keeping things simple yet refined.
200 ml Tonic Water (or to taste)
Lime Wedge or Lemon Twist for garnish
Optional: Substitute for your garnish or choice including fruits or botanicals
Chill Your Glass: Begin by chilling a highball glass, either by placing it in the freezer for a few minutes or by filling it with ice water temporarily.
Fill with Ice: Discard the ice water if used for chilling and fill the glass with fresh ice cubes. The ice not only cools the drink but also helps to meld the flavors together.
Pour the Gin: Add 50 ml of your chosen gin over the ice. This amount allows the gin's character to shine through while maintaining a balanced profile with the tonic.
Top with Tonic Water: Slowly pour tonic water over the gin to the top of the glass. The gentle pour maintains the tonic's effervescence and ensures a perfect mix.
Stir Gently: With a long spoon or stirrer, gently mix the gin and tonic. This step integrates the botanicals of the gin with the tonic's quinine bitterness.
Garnish: Garnish with a wedge of lime or a twist of lemon. Squeeze it lightly over the drink to release some of the citrus oils, then drop it into the glass. The citrus garnish adds a refreshing zest and an aromatic accent to the cocktail.
The Classic Gin & Tonic is more than just a cocktail; it's a symbol of sophistication and simplicity. As you savor each sip, let the harmonious blend of gin and tonic water transport you to a realm of understated elegance. This cocktail is perfect for any moment that calls for a touch of classic charm and a reminder of the enduring appeal of a well-made Gin & Tonic.
Cheers to timeless tastes and the art of simplicity in a glass!