Let’s Celebrate Gin & Tonic Day With A Botanical Cocktail

Let’s Celebrate Gin & Tonic Day With A Botanical Cocktail

April 9 marks International Gin & Tonic Day and has given us the occasion to revisit old cocktail recipes and craft new ones that are rooted in this wonderfully distilled drink. Now that warmer weather is finally approaching, it has allowed us to sample flavorful and refreshing cocktails made with gin. After all, it is the latest spirit of 2019, as it has certainly become a worldwide trend.

So are you feeling the gin craze? We hope so as we share 6 delicious ways to drink more gin this spring. Here is our list of cocktail recipes involving the most exciting spirit today, whether you fancy a traditional G & T or a cocktail with a unique twist that highlights the spirit’s exceptional blend of botanicals and smooth finish.

Let’s Celebrate Gin & Tonic Day With A Botanical Cocktail

Spanish Gin & Tonic

Created by Marshall Minaya of Valerie, NYC 

Ingredients:

  • 1  1/2 oz Spring 44 gin
  • 5 oz Fever Tree Tonic
  • Lime and lemon wheels

Method:

Add ice. Pour the gin and top with tonic water and stir. Garnish with lemon and lime wheels

Let’s Celebrate Gin & Tonic Day With A Botanical Cocktail

Four Pillars Gin & Tonic

Ingredients:

Method:

Add ice and your citrus first. Pour the gin over the ice then top with tonic water and stir.

Let’s Celebrate Gin & Tonic Day With A Botanical Cocktail

Tot & Tonic

Available at The Shanty, Brooklyn  

Ingredients:

Method:

Add to a collins glass; fill with ice and top with chilled club soda. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve with a straw.

Let’s Celebrate Gin & Tonic Day With A Botanical Cocktail

The Peeptini

Ingredients:

  • 1  1/2 oz Jaisalmer Gin
  • 1/2  oz pink peppercorn syrup
  • 1/2  oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz pink grapefruit juice
  • Peep Marshmallow Bunny, for garnish

Method:

Combine Jaisalmer Gin, peppercorn syrup, lemon juice and grapefruit juice in a shaker. Shake and double strain into a pre-chilled martini glass. Garnish with a Peep Marshmallow Bunny. (To make peppercorn simple syrup: add crushed pink peppercorns to a simple Monin sugar syrup to infuse.)

Let’s Celebrate Gin & Tonic Day With A Botanical Cocktail

The London No 1 Gin & Tonic

Ingredients:

Method:

Fill a balloon glass with ice. The large diameter rim will bring out all of the nuances of the gin. Put lemon peel in the glass to boost the flavour of the gin. Gently swirl the ice to cool the glass. Then gradually add The London Nº1 until the bluish color is well-distributed throughout the glass. Add  tonic water for each part of gin. Do so slowly so the bubbles remain strong. Garnish with an aromatic lime peel and add some juniper berries.

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Let’s Celebrate Gin & Tonic Day With A Botanical Cocktail

Colorado Dry Town G & T

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Dry Town Gin
  • 0.25 oz. Lime Juice
  • Fresh Cucumber and Rosemary to taste
  • Tonic Water

Method:

Combine Dry Town Gin and lime juice in a cocktail glass with ice and top with tonic water. Garnish with a cucumber ribbon and a fresh rosemary sprig.

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