How to Serve the Perfect Gin & Tonic

Cocktail Hour Drinks Gin Tonic

Gin's had a change of fortune in recent years and is now very popular with all ages. Here are a few tips on how to serve the perfect gin and tonic:
  • To server, the perfect gin and tonic you must first start with the ideal glass, a Copa, red wine glass or tumbler are all good G&T glasses.
  • Pop the glass in the freezer for around 30 minutes.
  • Top the glass up with lots of ice. If you don't have ice, then pop the gin in the fridge for a few hours before serving.
  • The perfect ratio is one part gin to two parts tonic; you could have one to one or one to three depending on how strong you like your G&T.  I use a gigger to get the measure right, though if you don't have one then an egg cup will do or a measuring jug, the approx ratio is 50ml of gin to 100ml of tonic. 
  • Stir well to mix the gin and tonic.
  • For a hit of citrus, add a lemon twist or a wedge of lime. You may add an extra garnish with a sprig of mint from the garden.

For a different flavour instead of lemon and mint add a slice of grapefruit and a sprig of rosemary. 

I suggest you use a flavourless tonic and add the flavours with the garnish.



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