Gin-Tonic for Dummy’s
- € 5,30 a person
- 4 persons
- 70cl Bombay Sapphire Dry Gin
- 2 liter Royal Club Tonic
- *Lemons, Red fruit, pepper balls and cucumber, Orange and fresh mint
- Jigger (50ml)
- 4 Gin-Tonic Glasses
Unfortunately our lovely summer nights are coming to an end. Sitting outside in the warm sun and enjoying our long, beautiful summer night are ending way to soon again. For whom has really enjoyed their summer has probably noticed a thing or two while enjoying a drink at the bar. The Gin and Tonic cocktail has made its way back and is hot and trending again. I love it.
The G&T is back and has made its way back into a large number of bars and restaurants. From new Gin-bars to the small bar in your hometown: she’s back. I personally am a great fan of a good Gin and Tonic but have noticed a large scale of taste’s and price. As a student in 2019 I like to know what I spend my money on and if it’s worth the price. I haven’t found a money tree (yet) unfortunally. For these reasons I started to investigate and research how I could make a great Gin and Tonic in my own kitchen: something to impress the friends with. Don’t we all like to show off sometimes?
The Gin and Tonic has two major ingredients: No Shit Sherlock. But these aren’t the only ingredients that make a good G&T. A well-prepared summer drink isn’t a proper drink without a good amount of ice. Have we got all of our ingredients for a great G&T now? That depends on you. If you want to make a G&T that tastes okay, then the answer to your question is yes. If you want to really enjoy your G&T and make it Instagrammable then keep reading!
A great cocktail can’t be made without a cocktail shaker and jigger. Well, a G&T can be made without a cocktail shaker, but definitely not without a jigger. Ratio is key when it comes to a good base of every cocktail. The ratio with a Gin and Tonic is easy: for every full-sized Jigger (50ml) you add 3 full sized jigger of Tonic (150ml). If you’re ratio is off, the tastes will not combine the way they should, and you will regret making a drink for your friends!
A G&T is served best in a proper Gin and Tonic Glass. You can order them online via Bol.com for a good price. Make sure your glass is filled with ice and add Gin and Tonic until the glass is filled properly. Remember: ratio is key! I personally like a fresh but soft Gin, and usually go with the Bombay Sapphire Dry Gin. Ask your liquor store for advice if you are looking for a different type of Gin!
Once the glass is filled with the Gin, Tonic and ice we have our base! The drink isn’t done yet, because this is where it starts to get fun. A nice (and instagrammable) G&T isn’t finished without garnishing it! This can be a simple lemon, but the world is your playground! Do you like apples? Why not add apples and cinnamon? Do you like fruit? Add them! Do you like a little spice in your drink? Then you might want to add some pepper balls and cucumber. I think my point is clear, you can add a bunch of things to make your G&T your own.
My go-to drink this summer is a Gin-Tonic with two orange slices and some fresh mint! This doesn’t only look fresh, it’s also a nice post to your summer feed!
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