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.
Four Pillars Gin & Tonic
- 1 oz. Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
- 3 oz. Good Quality Tonic Water
- Orange or Grapefruit wedge
Add ice and your citrus first. Pour the gin over the ice then top with tonic water and stir.
- 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
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.)
The London No 1 Gin & Tonic
- 1 1/2 oz. The London Nº1 Gin
- 6 oz. Tonic water
- Lemon peel
- Juniper berries
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.
Colorado Dry Town G & T
- 1.5 oz Dry Town Gin
- 0.25 oz. Lime Juice
- Fresh Cucumber and Rosemary to taste
- Tonic Water
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.