The gin and tonic trend is increasingly gaining momentum in our society. After all, there’s nothing more refreshing than enjoying one of these combinations after lunch or dinner. It has established itself as one of the most “chic” drinks of the moment and the reason is that there are a wide variety of recipes and ingredients you can include in your mix.
In addition, thanks also to the different types of gin available, the result in each glass can be unique and absolutely unmistakable.
At Despidalia we are going to propose five delicious gin and tonic recipes that you are sure to love and can easily prepare at home. Do you fancy playing the role of a bartender for a day? Remember we offer a gin and tonic class at home for hen dos!
The best gin and tonics of the moment
Hendrick’s Gin and Tonic with cucumber
This is one of the most classic and refreshing options you can prepare. To make it you will need:
- Hendrick’s Gin
- Kas Bitter
- 2 slices of cucumber
The procedure is simple: the first thing you need to do is put the ice cubes in the glass to cool it. After a few minutes, add 5 centiliters of gin and then, the two slices of cucumber along with the tonic. Most importantly, the tonic should be poured slowly and as close as possible to the ice, this way, you will manage to preserve the aroma and its incomparable taste.
Nordés Gin and Tonic, with apple and lime
Nordés is the premium gin of Galicia that uses Albariño wine as the alcohol base, so its taste will be 100% from the land. To make this mix you need:
- Nordés Gin
- Green Apple
The first step is the same as in the previous recipe: cool the glass. After that, we will have to fill 50 ml of gin and then squeeze the lime. Make sure to press it well to get the most juice and, once ready, leave the peel inside as well, it will give it a fantastic twist! Then we add a wedge of green apple and pour the tonic very carefully and close to the ice cubes.
Brockmans Gin and Tonic with grapefruit and blackberries
Brockmans gin contains intense orange flavours, something that combines perfectly with fruits like grapefruit and blackberries. To prepare this delicious gin and tonic you will need:
- Brockmans Gin
First, cool the glass with ice, then we need to pour 50 ml of gin in it and immediately squeeze a piece of grapefruit to get as much juice as possible; add the peel afterwards so its taste is amazing. Then we will add two or three blackberries and pour the tonic slowly and close to the ice.
Martin Miller’s Gin and Tonic with Schweppes Azahar and Lavender Tonic
This recipe is one of the most famous from Schweppes and it is required to use the tonic named “Schweppes Azahar and Lavender”. To make it you will need these ingredients:
- Lime peel
- Martin Miller’s Gin
- Schweppes Azahar and Lavender Tonic
The first step is to put the parsley in the glass so it gets infused with its aroma and flavour. Then we add the ice to cool the glass and, after that, we add 5 cl. of gin. Next, we put in the lime peel, pressing it a little to extract the juice it still contains, and then it’s time to pour in the tonic with these special aromas that will ensure you create a delicious combination. As a final touch, you can throw a bit of fresh parsley inside the glass. Delicious!
Martin Miller’s Westbourne Gin and Tonic flavoured with liquorice essence
And to finish, we are going to propose a more exclusive recipe that is served in Drop Moon cocktail bars. The flavour that we will highlight is liquorice which, when combined with gin, will achieve an explosive result. You will need:
- Martin Miller’s Gin
- Drop Moon Liquorice
We start by cooling the glass with ice and then add 5 cl. of gin and, immediately afterwards, we add the liquorice essence. Then we will need to add the lime, first squeezing it to extract the juice and then letting it fall into the drink. We pour the tonic carefully and close to the ice – and it’s ready!