Gin & Tonic
The Elevated Craft Team
This week we bring you two variations on the classic Gin & Tonic. Every element within the glass plays a vital role in crafting a gin and tonic. A particular tonic may complement and bring forward specific flavors in one gin but not another. This is one drink that even the herbs or fruits used as a garnish can have a heavy impact on the flavor of the overall drink. The flavors of each component must harmoniously intertwine. To highlight the immense variety in taste combinations, we have selected a vibrant, citrus-infused Gin & Tonic alongside an aromatic, savory Gin & Tonic.
(Originally published 4/7/23)
2 oz. Malfy Blood Orange Gin or Tanqueray Seville
4 oz. Fevertree Elderflower or Mediterranean Tonic
Splash of blood orange juice
Garnish with blood orange slice and rosemary
One dash of Remedy Cocktail Company Orange bitters (optional)
2 oz. Roku Dry Gin (other options include: Caorunn Scottish Gin or The Botanist Islay Gin)
4 oz. Fevertree Indian Tonic
Cinnamon stick garnish
Apple slices for garnish
Star anise garnish
Freshly grated nutmeg for garnish
Blood Orange Gin & Tonic
Aromatic Gin & Tonic
Build these gin and tonics in your Hybrid Cocktail Glass. Add ice. Give a gentle stir to combine and garnish.
If you can't find these specific gins, fall back to a London dry, juniper-forward gin. There are endless flavor combinations for gin and tonics. Begin with choosing your gin and pairing it with a complementary tonic. Because we chose a citrus-forward gin, we paired it with a complementary floral tonic further balanced by the citrus garnish and herbal rosemary. The Caorunn gin has notes of apple and herbs, which pairs perfectly with the depth of flavors in the Indian tonic, and the cinnamon, anise, nutmeg, and apple slices add to the aromatics.