Upgrade The Classic G&T With These Delicious Variations
Yes, we know it's winter. But does that mean we have to give up the privilege of having a fresh weekend cocktail? Luckily for us, World Gin Day falls right in the heart of the cold season and we'll take any excuse to whip up a beverage.
To celebrate, we think it's best to stick to the classics and there's nothing more classic than a G+T. According to Woollahra Hotel's resident mixologist Kurtis Bosley (who whips up delicious variations from a Haymans London Dry Style Gin & Fever Tree Indian Tonic with strawberry and mint to a Bombay Sapphire & Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic with lemon and white pepper), the sweet spot ratio is is 30mL of gin to 250mL tonic.
Then, garnish as you please: a sprig of rosemary, a tumble of strawberries or a classic slice of cucumber.
Scroll down for two more twists on the classic below. Happy Gin Day!
Coriander and Lime G&T
Strawberry and Sweet Pepper G&T
Makes one drink
Cucumber and Rose G&T
Makes four drinks
1 litre (4 cups) filtered water
Handful scented rose petals, washed
360mL Hendrick's gin
1 Lebanese cucumber, sliced into ribbons
To taste: good quality tonic water
Pour filtered water into a shallow tray, scatter with rose petals and freeze solid (3-4 hours). Break into rough shapes with a meat mallet and freeze until required. Fill 12 bountiful lowball glasses generously with rose ice. Pour 30ml (or more) Hendrick’s gin into each, add a curled ribbon of cucumber, then pour over a splash of tonic (or not – this drink is perfectly delicious neat) and serve immediately, scattered with extra rose petals if desired.
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