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DharMag April 2015 Gin and Tonic: the perfect recipe with ingredients, doses and the history of the cocktail

Gin and Tonic cocktail recipe. The original recipe with ingredients, doses, tips Gin and Tonic is one of the simplest and most refreshing cocktail you can find around. Very easy to mix, it is build directly in a highball glass filled with ice, just pour the desired amount of gin with some tonic water and a slice of lemon, which someone like to squeeze into the cocktail.

Gin Tonic cocktail recipe, how to make the perfect Gin & Tonic The recipe is easy and perfect and does not need any changes, variation or fancy interpretation, since it is far from 1700 that Gin & Tonic is drunk. The cocktail was born in India, in the wake of the British Army, as medicine to fight malaria.

Each soldier was entitled to a dose of gin and then to make the quinine less bitter, they used to mix it with gin and water. In time the recipe has been perfected, also thanks to the invention of tonic water, which greatly facilitates the mixing of this cocktail.

Gin Tonic cocktail recipe, Gin and Tonic with basil rosemary and lemon peel About the doses of gin to be used there is no consensus, they range from from 1:1 ratio for those who want to relax to a much sober 1/3 of gin and 2/3 of tonic water. It really depends on what time is it and by the function of the cocktail. At 4 pm a drop of gin is permitted to flavor a soft drink, but during the evening you can dare and beef up you cocktail.

Ingredients and doses for making the perfect Gin & Tonic

  • 4 cl gin
  • 10 cl of tonic water
  • 1 slice of lemon or lime
  • ice

How to prepare the perfect Gin & Tonic

Gin & Tonic cocktail. Cocktail with Gin and Tonic Water, the perfect recipe Fill with ice a highball glass, pour the gin, fill with tonic water and squeeze a wedge of lemon and garnish with a slice of lemon. Enjoy you drink!

Which gin is best for gin and tonic?

Hendrick's gin bottle, best gin for Gin and Tonic drink, gin tonic recipe Gin Tonic is the litmus test for every gin, there are no shortcuts to the top. Opt for a delicious handmade spirit: Hendrick’s gin. Delicate and full of floral and herbaceous nuances that make the experience unique. It’s not cheap, but it is worth every penny and you don’t have to drink a bottle every night. The more is good the spirit and the less you need in the glass…

Now let’s try some variants of the classic Gin and Tonic

Gin Tonic with Angostura

If you want to add an intriguing herbaceous shade to your drink, just drop 2 tears of Angostura in your Gin and Tonic and it’ll be even more delicious.

Gin and Tonic with cucumber

Gin and tonic with cucumber drink, Gin and tonic recipe variations, top cocktail If you want to make it even cooler, add a few slices of cucumber, which with the tonic water creates a symphony of exceptional fragrances.

Gin Tonic with grapefruit

Gin and tonic with grapefruit juice, best gin cocktail recipes, top cocktails The classy one: add 1/4 of grapefruit juice and 1 slice to your Gin and Tonic and it will take an irresistible, zesty nuance.

Gin Tonic with rosemary

Gin and tonic with rosemary, best gin and tonic recipes, how to make gin & tonic One of the best incarnations of Gin and Tonic, the aromatic touch conferred by an ordinary sprig of rosemary will open the gates of Heaven, thanks to the harmony of scents. Close your eyes before drinking.

Great Gin Cocktail you should try

If you like cocktails made with gin you could make also: Black Mamba Kiss, Paradise, Tom Collins, Heidi, Bramble, cocktail Pino, Negroni, Gin Fizz, French 75, Vesper Martini, Tuxedo, Dry Martini, Ramos Gin Fizz.

Gin Tonic food pairings

Let’s choose fish, chicken and pasta with vegetables, shrimp salad and avoid red meat dishes or bitter flavors. Recommended dishes: mixed paella, sandwiches with avocado, salt crusted sea bass, fried chicken, barbecued chicken, fish balls.

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