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