How To Make Gin And Tonic
If you desire a refreshing and sophisticated drink, then learning how to make a gin and tonic is an absolute must. When made correctly, this drink contains a wonderful balancing of tastes that are a delectable on a person’s palate. Bitter, citrus, and botanical flavors all will work together, helping make this one of the most sought after drinks. Of course, as with any great drink, mixing a gin and tonic is sometimes easier said than done. This is when knowing a few helpful hints can certainly come in handy.
To learn how to make a gin and tonic you will need:
- 8 oz glass
- Ice (large cubes)
- Lime (cut into wedges)
- Chill the glasses. A proper gin and tonic will need to be the right temperature all the way through. Chill glass in the freezer for several minutes before you begin to make the gin and tonic.
- Drop ice cubes into the glass. Believe it or not, ice in the proper amount can make or break a good gin and tonic. Fill the glass with large ice cubes. Do not use small cubed pieces, crushed ice, or ice shards. These will only melt, thus diluting your drink.
- Squeeze the juice of one lime wedge into the glass. This step is crucial and one that many people overlook. Before you add the gin or tonic, squeeze the lime over the ice and then place the lime into the glass.
- Fill the glass with two ounces of gin. Two ounces of gin is plenty. Make sure you poor slowly. The ice should make a crackling noise as the gin hits it. By pouring the gin slowly over the ice, you are bringing out the flavor of the gin and tonic.
- Add the tonic water. Fill the glass the rest of the way with tonic water. Again, you want to pour slowly, allowing the tonic to mix with the gin. This will give your gin and tonic that smooth taste.
- Garnish with a lime. This last step is optional since you already have a lime in the glass. You can choose to place lime wedge to the rim on the outside of the glass. This gives you the option to add more lime as needed to your gin and tonic. There are people who liberally use lime in the gin and tonics. This helps create a refreshing and appealing drink.