A Guide To Making The Best Gin and Tonic | Ad Gefrin

A Guide To Making The Best Gin and Tonic

16th April 2024

Gin and tonic, a classic cocktail beloved by many for its refreshing taste and versatility. Whether you're winding down after a long day or hosting a gathering with family and friends, mastering the art of crafting the perfect gin and tonic can elevate your drinking experience. 

Today, we're diving into the world of gin and tonic, and we will be sharing our favourite recipe for the perfect gin and tonic featuring Ad Gefrin's Thirlings Dry Gin, a delightful spirit that adds a unique twist to this beloved cocktail.

The Art of the Gin and Tonic Recipe

Before we delve into the recipe, let's discuss what makes a great gin and tonic. The key lies in balancing the flavours of the gin, tonic water, and any additional garnishes. While some prefer a more gin-forward cocktail with a higher ratio of gin to tonic, others enjoy a lighter, more refreshing option. Experimentation is key here, as you can adjust the proportions to suit your personal taste.

Choosing the Right Gin Ingredients

The foundation of any great gin and tonic is, of course, the gin itself. Ad Gefrin's Thirlings Dry Gin is an excellent choice for this cocktail. Distilled with a blend of botanicals including juniper, coriander, and citrus, Thirlings Dry Gin boasts a crisp and clean flavour profile with subtle hints of spice and citrus. Its versatility makes it perfect for mixing into a refreshing gin and tonic, with every sip reflecting the rich tastes and heritage of Northumberland. Our Thirlings Dry Gin includes flavours from Northumberland’s coast and countryside, including dill from the hedgerows and sea buckthorn from the region’s coastline. 

The Best Gin and Tonic Recipe

Now, let's get to the recipe. Here's how to make the best gin and tonic using Ad Gefrin's Thirlings Dry Gin.

What you will need to make a gin and tonic:

  • 60 ml Ad Gefrin's Thirlings Dry Gin
  • 120 ml premium tonic water
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh lime or lemon wedges, for garnish

How to make the perfect gin and tonic:

  • Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour 60 millilitres of Ad Gefrin's Thirlings Dry Gin over the ice.
  • Top it off with 120 millilitres of premium tonic water.
  • Gently stir the mixture to combine the ingredients.
  • Garnish with a fresh lime or lemon wedge.
  • Optionally, you can add a few juniper berries or a sprig of rosemary for an extra burst of flavour to your gin garnish.

Our Tips for the Perfect Gin and Tonic

  • Use high-quality ingredients, opting for premium tonic water and fresh citrus for the best flavour.
  • Don't overdo the ice. While ice is essential for keeping your drink cold, too much ice can dilute the flavours.
  • Experiment with gin and tonic garnish by getting creative, this will add depth and complexity to your cocktail.

Shop The Best Gin For Gin and Tonic

Mastering the art of making the perfect gin and tonic is a rewarding experience that allows you to tailor the cocktail to your own preferences. With Ad Gefrin's Thirlings Dry Gin as the star ingredient, you're sure to impress your guests with this classic cocktail. Need more inspiration for how to use our Thirlings Dry Gin within your cocktails, take a look at our guide to summer gin cocktails

Shop Ad Gefrin gin online and have it delivered to your door for you to enjoy or on your next visit pick up a bottle in our gift shop

To create the best gin and tonic, gather your ingredients, mix up a batch using our recipe, and toast with friends and family at the most special of occasions.

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