Gin’s Best Mate

The rebirth of the summertime classic gin and tonic

Gin’s Best Mate
The standard G&T recipe starts with a ratio of two parts premium tonic to one part your favorite gin, over plentiful ice. (Naomi Green/IV Greenhouse)

Gin and tonic is a classic drink worldwide. While a wedge of lime and simple tonic water is the classic, the new range of gin flavors has opened the floodgates to creative garnishes and different tonic that showcase a flavor from the gin: an orange or grapefruit section, cucumber slice, stalk of lemongrass, or even flower petals if the spirit seems rosy. Get a run-down of different gin flavor profiles, plus a recipe for homemade tonic water.

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