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How to make the perfect G&T

PUBLISHED: 17:59 15 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:31 20 February 2013

How to make the perfect G&T

How to make the perfect G&T

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!



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