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TONIC PARING

How the devil does it all work…

We are always asked how to pair tonic with gin. The first rule is there aren’t really any rules, it is completely subjective. However, a little tip is that you want your G&T to be balanced. For example, light and subtle gins you might not want to pair with a flavoured tonic as it would overpower the gin. When garnishing your G&T, check the botanicals used in the gin and think about what garnish might complement them (just like in cooking), and don’t overdo it… it should be a subtle addition and not the main attraction.

BIT ON THE SIDE

Serve a double measure of D&C over ice (3 or 4 large cubes) in a chilled tumbler glass.

Add a dash of good tonic (150ml regular indian tonic).

Add our ‘bit on the side’ garnish tea bag to the glass.

Hold the tab on the outside of the glass, and lightly dunk the bag with a cocktail stirrer.

CLASSIC SERVE

Serve a double measure of D&C over ice (3 or 4 large cubes) in a chilled tumbler glass.

Add a dash of good tonic (150ml regular indian tonic).

Stir twice with two sprigs of fresh thyme, then leave in glass to garnish.

NEGRONI

In this order, Serve 35ml of Duck and Crutch, 35ml of sweet vermouth (we like Dolin Rouge), 35ml of Campari and a dash of triple sec all to a mixing glass and then fill with large ice cubes.

Stir gently with a bar spoon (about 20 times should do it), then strain into a chilled tumbler glass.

Garnish with a twist of orange peel.