A Tom & Tonic uses the very flavorful Old Tom Gin and aromatic tonic to create a refreshing and very flavorful cocktail. I love Gin & Tonic’s it is my absolute go to as the sun sets. Over the years I have made many variants of this drink, this is a pretty stellar one.
Old Tom Gin is a style of Gin from the 1800’s and has a much funkier flavor than a London Dry. Still juniper based, but in a different style. To accent it i added fever tree aromatic bitters, several sprigs of peppery watercress, and two mint leaves. This gin and tonic has a warning, its not your traditional G&T, but it is delicious!
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Tom & Tonic
Ransom Old Tom Gin. Fever Tree Aromatic Tonic. Watercress. Mint.
Tom & Tonic a Flavorful Gin and Tonic
A Tom & Tonic uses the very flavorful Old Tom Gin and aromatic tonic to create a refreshing and very flavorful cocktail.
- 2 ounces Old Tom Gin (i like Ransom)
- 4 ounces Fever Tree Aromatic Tonic
- 4-5 Watercress Sprigs
- 2 Mint Leaves
Roll the watercress and mint in you hands gently to bring out the fragrant oils but not damage the stems, then put in a large wine or Chablis glass.
Add 2 ounces of Old Tom Gin.
Add 4 ounces of Fever Tree Aromatic Tonic
Add 5 ice cubes
Stir three times.
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