Spanish Gin and Tonic
Spanish Gin and Tonic | I’m still in research mode for our upcoming trip to Spain. A friend of mine (thanks @caitlynmulherin!) told me about the Spanish Gin and Tonic, which is served in a large chalice. Normally I would be weary of messing with my already perfect gin and tonic recipe, and admittedly this recipe ranks below my original recipe, but it is a nice change of pace if you’re looking for something with more aromatics or you’re looking for a fruitier flavor. #ahastycocktail
- 2 oz of @tanquerayusa Malacca (I have yet to find a better gin.)
- 3/4 oz @jackrudycocktailco Classic Tonic Syrup (my fave tonic.)
- 4 oz club soda
- Choice of aromatics, including: grapefruit, mint, dried juniper berries (which are the three I used here) lemon, lime, orange, rosemary, basil, parsley, spices, dried peppercorns, and/or edible flowers. Mix and match to taste. It is fun to experiment!
Choose your largest stemmed wine glass and fill it with ice. Add your aromatics. In a separate mixing glass, combine gin, tonic syrup, and club soda. Mix well. Pour mixture over the aromatics in your glass. Stir well. Enjoy.
Pro tip: use dried juniper berries sparingly. They pack a punch! Plus, most gin have a strong juniper flavor already.