How to Make Gin and Tonic

How to Make Gin and Tonic Easy for the Alcoholic Soul

Gin and tonic are indispensable drinks in the bars of restaurants and hotels. So what's this transparent drink so attractive that once you have enjoyed it you will want to enjoy it many times later? Join KITCHENBAR to learn about the appeal of this drink and how to make gin and tonic your style!

G&T is an attractive drink
G&T is an attractive drink

The Interesting History of Gin & Tonic

There was a period in my life as a waiter at a bar in a beachfront hotel. The surprising thing I noticed was that most of the male customers who approached the bar ordered a glass of Gin & Tonic (G&T). Then, depending on the amount of each person they can call the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, ... At that time, I was very wondering, what is so special about this drink that is so attractive to men? And I went to find the answer for myself.

G&T was originally invented and used as a medicine. In the 1850s when the British Royal was still ruling the country of India, the typical weather in India easily caused people to get malaria. And there are many British officers here with this infectious disease. Malaria quickly became a concern for British authorities. Taking a step back in history, in the 1700s, it was discovered that quinine could be used to prevent infectious diseases. Since then, quinine has been used for prevention and treatment. However, quinine has a very bitter taste, making it difficult to drink.

According to the medical literature, quinine is a derivative of the bark of the quinoa tree, which is effective in preventing and preventing malaria. The British soldiers found out this information, and immediately the British army received orders to take quinine to prevent and cure malaria. Because quinine is so strong, they added a combination of water, sugar, lime, and GIN to make it less bitter and more pleasant. And since then, G&T was born.

During British rule in India, G&T remained the primary antimalarial drug for most of the 20th century. Today it is spread to many different countries through travel. becomes easier.

G&T was originally used to prevent and treat malaria
G&T was originally used to prevent and treat malaria

How did Gin & Tonic Become so Popular Today?

From the original practice of the British Army G&T was used to prevent and treat malaria. The alcohol-loving souls then researched and created G&T with a completely new style like today and meeting the tastes of the new generation of consumers. Therefore, G&T is popular and available in most bars, restaurants, and hotels.

G & T's completely new style comes from Spain, it is called with a new name in this country as gin tonic. It comes from the culinary capital San Sebastian, home to a series of local Michelin-starred chefs. After years of spending time on cooking, they developed the trend of mixing gin with lots of ice with tonic and relaxing after stressful working hours in the kitchen.

This blend of chefs enhances the inherent flavor of gin and thus this new style of drinking quickly spread throughout Spain. Also from here the Spaniards carried it around the world with new fans in every land it traveled through.

Tonic is Suitable for Gin

The answer is when you use gin to combine with that type of tonic. For example, for a classic G&T, you should use the sharp, classic tonic to make the plants in the gin shine. If you've ever enjoyed this combination you will find that the bitterness in the classic tonic accentuates the juniper flavor of gin. Besides, it also keeps your G&T from getting too sweet.

Currently, on the market, there are many flavored tonic varieties - pink grapefruit, cucumber, basil, and orange. Before you mix G&T you should spend some time researching which tonic types won't tame your gin!

Find out carefully before deciding to mix tonic types with gin!
Find out carefully before deciding to mix tonic types with gin!

For example, citrus-flavored gin-like Dry Island Gin contains botanicals with myrtle lime and strawberry gum. This gin goes great with the Fentimans Valencian Orange Tonic. Because of the sweet and hearty orange flavor of the juice, the complement is perfectly balanced with the fruity flavor of the strawberry gum.

The Ultimate Gin and Tonic Recipe

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins

Ingredient:

 1 Spanish-style Copa de Balon
 1/3 of gin
 2/3 premium tonic
 4 stones
 A slice of lemon to decorate

Method:

1

To get the original Spanish G&T flavor the ratio between gin and tonic is very important. Tonic will complement the botanical flavor of gin and replenish the spirit of alcohol enthusiasts, without overpowering the taste buds.

2

You in turn mix these four prepared ingredients into the glass. It then took four stirs (nothing more, nothing less!) To create the optimal chilled G&T. The lemon slices you prepared earlier should only be used for decoration, should not be squeezed directly into the glass because the sharpness of the lemon juice can obscure the more subtle flavors of gin.

FAQ's

Which Cup to Use When Make Gin and Tonic?

To get a standard Spanish-style G&T glass, you should use the Spanish-style Copa (full name Copa de Balon) to enjoy your G&T. This special cup will help you retain the full flavor and alcohol content of G&T. Besides the size of the Copa allows you to add the right amount of ice to the recipe and this will also prevent the ice from melting as quickly as in a standard Collins glass.

How to Make Gin and Tonic with Decorations?

Are decorations really important to G&T cups? Yes. Gins with citrus scent combined with herbal decorations like rosemary, basil, or thyme have great effects. Because spicy gins go well with orange peels, cinnamon, or cloves, while other flowers go well with cucumbers, rose petals, or a lavender branch.

How Much Ice is Suitable When Make Gin and Tonic?

To preserve the flavor of the wine, ideally, you should use large stones combined with four medium-sized stones. This is just enough to keep your G&T frozen but not dilute the drink.

Adjust the Recipe Gin & Tonic

It can be said that G&T is a versatile drink, so a generic recipe is not suitable for everyone and all tastes of each person. The only thing we want to advise you when you want to adjust the recipe is to consider the proportions you want to change, which flavor will dominate which flavor!

So we have gone through all the interesting information about the deliciously delicious Gin & Tonic drink. With the information that we have shared, you surely know how to make gin and tonic at home in Spanish style or depending on your personal preferences, right? Follow us to stay up to date with the fastest and most exciting new recipes and information! Have a great relaxation with G&T.

 

Ingredients

 1 Spanish-style Copa de Balon
 1/3 of gin
 2/3 premium tonic
 4 stones
 A slice of lemon to decorate

Directions

1

To get the original Spanish G&T flavor the ratio between gin and tonic is very important. Tonic will complement the botanical flavor of gin and replenish the spirit of alcohol enthusiasts, without overpowering the taste buds.

2

You in turn mix these four prepared ingredients into the glass. It then took four stirs (nothing more, nothing less!) To create the optimal chilled G&T. The lemon slices you prepared earlier should only be used for decoration, should not be squeezed directly into the glass because the sharpness of the lemon juice can obscure the more subtle flavors of gin.

How to Make Gin and Tonic Easy for the Alcoholic Soul

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