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Classic Cocktail: Gin and Tonic

One of my favorite classic cocktails is without a doubt a fresh Gin and Tonic. With herbal and citrus notes from the gin of your choice, the Gin and Tonic is one I gravitate towards, especially during the summer.

Gin and Tonic

As a part of the classic cocktail series, I am today sharing one of my favorite refreshing cocktails: the Gin and Tonic. I cannot quite pinpoint whether it’s the drink’s simple nature– only requiring a few ingredients– or the fresh, herbal, and citrus-y taste and smell it has that makes this drink one of my all-time favorites.

When making a gin and tonic, I particularly love trying out new brands of gin I find, each made with unique herbal influences and traits. I find one of my simple pleasures is looking at the beautiful bottles at the store of different colored gins with beautiful glass details and branding.

The Ingredients

The ingredients of Gin and Tonic cocktail seem to be what really makes a person love the drink, or really dislike it. As I mentioned, I love trying new gins I find at the store that have different botanical notes and colors, but by go-to gin is Aviation Gin. The taste of this gin, in my opinion, is crisp, fresh, and light — it has enough flavor to make the drink interesting, but is not overwhelming.

I also always tend to grab Fever Tree branded tonics and mixers when I see them at the store. I, of course, love the taste, but especially love the small bottles they come in for individual servings.

Lastly, a classic gin and tonic would not be complete without a spritz of fresh juice from its lime wedge garnish. Simply, easy, and fresh — what’s not to love about this drink?

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Classic Cocktail: Gin and Tonic

  • Author: Heirloomed

Description

With herbal and citrus notes from the gin of your choice, the Gin and Tonic is one I gravitate towards, especially during the summer.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 ounces Gin
  • 4 ounces Tonic Water
  • Garnish: 2 lime wedges

Instructions

In a cocktail glass of your choice, pour your gin and tonic water over ice. Squeeze your lime wedges into the drink and mix, or leave them on the rim of your glass for later.


The Presentation

Since this cocktail is so classic, I love dressing it up for my guests with how I serve and present the drink. For this particular one, I used our new striped cocktail napkins to brace the hands of its drinker from the cold, vintage cocktail glass. This is one of the many vintage items I love pulling in from my bar cart when serving my guests during cocktail hour.

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