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Gin & Tonic

November 03, 2016
Gin & Tonic

My favourite summer drink has to be a G & T, so imagine my excitement when I discovered a way to improve on what I already loved.

Our tips for making your all time best G & T:

  • Choose the best gin you can. There are some amazing gins being made through small batch distilleries. Four Pillars Gin, made in Melbourne has become our new firm favourite.

  • Tonic – this is a key ingredient (there are only two really!!) so choose wisely. Don’t use flat tonic water, or even a bottle that has been opened for a while - you’ll miss out on all those beautiful bubbles that bring life to this drink. We chose CAPI – another Melbourne made brand. How good is that – a 100% Australian G & T?

  • Use a stemless wine glass – these look great and are fab to hold.

Then for the touch that makes this G & T really special – instead of the traditional lemon or lime twist, our resident mixologist added a round of dehydrated blood orange. These are so easy to make and worth the extra bit of effort, particularly if you are wanting something to make your G & Ts that little bit special.

It's very simple to do – first slice your blood oranges into rounds about 3mm thick, then you need to dehydrate them. It's easy if you have a dehydrator, and just as easy if you don’t – simply lay them out flat on baking paper on an oven tray & then put them in your oven on super low temperature (60 or 70 degrees) for up to 6 hours, or as long as it takes for them to fully dry out. Then store in an airtight container until you are ready to make your next G & T. Because you're running your oven for a while it's worth drying out quite a few at the same time.


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Feeling inspired to enjoy some great cocktails over Summer? Check out these other two recipes we loved, the French 75 and our version of the Negroni.

Plus check out our range of Bar Carts & Trolleys - cocktail making just got super stylish.