When it’s made well, there’s just something comforting about a refreshing good gin and tonic (or G&T if you’re short on vowels). It’s a cocktail that exudes simplicity and class. It’s like a pair of Manolo Blahniks. Except without having to go bankrupt to afford them.
These days, gin and tonics are a little more sophisticated and complicated than their name or origin would suggest. Much of that comes down to ratios and the type of both the gin and the tonic. And how big of a handlebar mustache your hipster bartender has.
– 1 part gin – 2 parts tonic water – fresh lime wedge – ice cubes
– Place ice cubes in a highball glass. – Pour the gin over the ice cubes. – Pour the tonic water over the gin. – Gently stir them together, being careful not to overstir and lose the carbonation. – Garnish the highball glass with a lime wedge.
Okay, this is a pretty big variation. But tonic works well with all types of rum. If you use dark, aged rum, you’ll get a drink that’s similar to a Dark and Stormy. Cool lightning strikes not included.