How to make the perfect G&T
PUBLISHED: 17:59 15 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:31 20 February 2013
A properly made gin and tonic is one of life's great pleasures, they say. With a few basic rules, you can have a drink that approaches perfection
Originally published in Surrey Life magazine June 2010
A properly made gin and tonic is one of lifes great pleasures, they say. With a few basic rules, you can have a drink that approaches perfection:
- Keep your gin in the freezer for extra coldness.
- Never use tonic from a spray gun or a bottle that has been standing open. Your tonic water should always be freshly opened.
- Take a tall glass with a heavy bottom (which makes the bubbles in the tonic last longer).
- If theres time, you could even frost the glass in the freezer beforehand.
- Ice is crucial. At home, you should use large chunks of ice made from filtered or bottled water and pat them dry with a tea towel.
Put two or three chunks in the glass and add a generous measure of gin.
- Pour in enough tonic to fill the glass. What youre aiming for is just over double the amount of tonic to gin.
- Sit back and enjoy!