This is the Perfect Gin and Tonic Recipe for Your Next Dinner Party, You Have to Try this!



There’s no other drink that’s more suitable for the summer season than a glass of gin and tonic. Recently, it has gained a gigantic resurrection in reputation and has an array of distinct ways to enjoy it. But, nothing quite compares to the classic flavor of the simple G and T.

In an attempt to combine gin and tonic with another type of liquor, you might think, “Hey, gin tastes amazing, the tonic’s taste is also amazing, I’ll just add anything and it’d still have a great taste!”. That’s not the case though. As a matter of fact, we have mistakenly been doing it incorrectly for quite some time now.

The good news is that we’ve been drinking our G and T’s, so we are on the right path there, at least. However, there are some ways that we could add a little bit of twist to this good-tasting beverage and make it all the better.

1. Gin, like wine, gets better with time.

While others possess a collection of classic gin and others simply enjoy its fine and savory tang, only a HANDFUL of souls are renowned in America for producing antiquated gin.


2. How about some classic gin and tonic recipes then?

We’re done with the unadulterated G and T, so let’s examine some classic favorites which carries a unique quirk of their own. The “Thyme Bee’s Knees” will be the first one we’ll look at:

You’ll be Needing:

  • 1 1/2 oz. gin
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz. thyme-honey syrup.
To make the Thyme-honey syrup, you’ll be needing:
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3-4 sprigs of thyme

Prepare a small saucepan and heat the honey and thyme over a pot of boiling water until the texture is liquid. If you’d like a lighter thyme flavor, simply strain the honey into a jar. If you want a stronger taste, pour honey and thyme into simply leave it overnight.

Mix warm water and proportionate parts of thyme-honey in order to create the syrup.

Note: This recipe makes far more than you need for your cocktail.

Mix all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake it really well, pour into a cocktail glass, and top it off with a lemon twist or thyme sprig.


3. The Aviation

If gin is your thing, you’ll definitely enjoy the kick in this one.

You’ll be Needing:

  • 1 1/2 oz. gin
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. maraschino liqueur

Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker along with some ice. Shake thoroughly. Pour into a cocktail glass and top it off with a lemon twist or maraschino cherry. Bottoms up!


4. And if you’re looking for something a little more fruity and little more fancy for a summer night, try the Flora Dora:

The name alone entices you to gulp it down, right?

You’ll be Needing:

  • 40ml Gin
  • 20ml Fresh Lime Juice
  • 10ml Raspberry Syrup
  • Topped with Ginger Beer

Mix everything up in highball over ice cubes, stir and drink up!


5. What about martinis?

Compared to the ones made of vodka, we are all aware that gin martinis are a whole lot better. First of all, here are a few tips: use a smooth gin (which means it’ll have to be infused in copper) with no burn whatsoever. The vermouth you’re going to utilize should be in crisp condition and after you use it, be sure to store it in the fridge.



6. While you’re at it…

Always choose the best tonic as well. This wouldn’t be a problem, since the G and T fame exploded, high-grade tonics have become abundant.


7. If gin’s your drink and you’ve become dedicated to it…

Begin to purchase the ones with the best quality. How can you tell if it’s class-A quality? You should first be able to drink a plain one and savor it. A nice warm sensation should be felt, which is usually provided by a neat and good drink, not the sting of poor alcohol. You should also ensure that it’s not from the concentrate cause this alters the quality and consecutively, the flavor.


8. Here’s a surprising one:

This one will definitely come as a surprise to many. Stirring your G and T discombobulates the bubble resulting in the disappearance of the fizz. To retain the fizz, dunk your spoon all the way down and pull it back out. You can also use a long bar tending spoon and pour down the tonic.


9. First thing’s first: you should never squeeze lime or lemon into your gin and tonic.

Garnishes are meant to improve the sensory experience as well as add a citrus aroma and not affect the flavor in any way.


10. But! If you’re making a cocktail out of it…

There are times when you’ll probably need to squeeze out the citrus. You may want to discover the finest recipes as well. Experimenting is also very important, but learn to practice discretion while doing so.



11. While we’re talking about garnishes…

You need to be careful and properly adjust or regulate the garnish to your gin. The flavors are very delicate and it certainly varies a lot. You can simply look up some garnish guides to help you.


12. Here’s a simple one: although drinking daintily is a nice relaxing way to enjoy a beverage…

Make sure that you’ve finished drinking your beverage prior to the melting of the ice.

You’re knowledge and mastery with the gin has probably increased exponentially by now, so go ahead and indulge using these tricks that you’ve gained!


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