How To Make A Gin Tonic Cocktail
Summer days call for cool pools, sunny skies and knowing how to make a gin tonic cocktail. Refreshingly light in flavor, a well made gin tonic cocktail goes down pretty easy, so beware of the side effects in the form of a possible hangover the next day. But, imbibing responsibly on this delectable cocktail will leave you happily buzzing through a summer afternoon.
To make a gin tonic cocktail, you will need:
- The best quality gin you can afford. You might think that Gilbey's in a gallon will suffice, but it won't. Splurge on some Beefeaters, Tangueray 10 or Bombay Sapphire gin for the smoothest, most refreshing gin tonic cocktail.
- Tonic water
- A highball glass or any glass that will hold six to eight ounces of liquid
- Fresh ice
- A sprig of mint for garnish
- A twist of a lime
- Prepare the highball glass by wetting it slightly and placing it in the freezer for just ten minutes before filling with your drink. You want the glass to have frost on the outside for the prettiest gin tonic cocktail presentation.
- Fill the highball glass with fresh ice. Using large cubes of ice is better than using ice shards or chopped ice as large cubes will melt slower.
- Measure two ounces of gin and add to the glass.
- Top with four ounces of tonic water. Stir well to combine ingredients.
- Garnish the top of your delightful cocktail with one sprig of mint. Twist the lime rind to release the oils and drop into the top of the drink. Sit back in your comfortable lounge chair and have at it!