I love a Gin and Tonic, I mean love love, with hearts and rainbows love them. I love them so much I go out of my way to find interesting gins, and even more interesting tonics. Don’t let the simplicity of this drink fool you, a fantastic gin and tonic is magical. So much so that the UK is deep into a craft phase of them right now.
When I was last in the UK visiting Marc and Ivan, just before this virus thing, I indulged in many a G&T in the motherland. I got some great ideas, and many a barkeeps thoughts on them.
The Components & Construction
While intuitively a Gin and Tonic, is just a gin and a tonic, there are so many combinations to contemplate. I know of about a dozen different tonics, and 20 times that in gins. Then we can always add more things like herbs, fruit and vegetables. Turns out the possibilities are nearly endless.
If we start with the best ingredients in great combinations, then its just a matter of building. I construct all drinks the same way. In a large chablis or wine glass start with 2 ounces of gin. Add any herbs, botanicals, fruit or vegetables, let it sit for 20 seconds or so. Add 4 ounces of tonic, then 5-6 cubes of ice, stir three times.
Regard. Drink. Repeat.
For this drink I have added cucumber and dill, to marry with the delicate juniper in the Hendricks Gin. For this recipe the gin and the tonic are as specific as the dill and cucumber. Also a big shout out to Tim and Katie for the puppy paw glasses, they are of the perfect size and so fun!
Gin and Tonic with Dill and Cucumber
Hendricks Gin. Fevertree Indian Tonic. Dill. Cucumber
Cucumber Dill Gin and Tonic
For this Gin and Tonic the cucumber and dill marry perfectly with the delicate juniper in the Hendricks Gin.
- 2 ounces Hendricks Gin
- 4 ounces Fevertree Indian Tonic Water
- 3 small dill sprigs
- 3 think slices of cucumber
Add gin to a large chablis or wine glass.
Add dill and cucumber.
Let it sit for 20 seconds or so.
Add tonic, and 5-6 cubes of ice.
Stir three times.
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