How to make the perfect Gin & Tonic (according to our expert friends over at Sipsmith)
50ml Sipsmith gin
Fever Tree Indian Tonic
Lemon or lime twist
Glass shape is a sticking point: though a highball is the conventional choice, gin and tonics are delicious when served in cabernet glasses. Because of its delicate botanicals, gin does best when provided with some good swirling space.
Fill a pre-chilled cabernet glass up to the top with very cold ice cubes. High-quality ice is essential. The frostier the G&T, the better: to accomplish that, glasses should be chilled in the freezer before use. When making the drink, ice should be rock-hard and absolutely frozen, and packed all the way up to the brim – that ensures that it will melt more slowly.
Pour in 50ml of Sipsmith gin. Top off with tonic water to taste.
Garnish with a lemon or lime twist (read about ‘the great garnish debate’ here): make sure all of the pith of the citrus has been removed, and run quickly along the lip of the glass before garnishing. There’s no need to squeeze the citrus over the drink. If you’re using a quality gin like Sipsmith, there’s no harshness that needs covering up.
…and there you have it, sipping perfection!
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