Happy International Gin and Tonic day! Upgrade your G+T’s with Drink Dry’s exclusive tips..
Today we’re celebrating one of the most loved, longest running drinks in the world - the iconic gin and tonic.
Since its invention in the 19th century, Gin and Tonic has been loved all over the world for its refreshing taste, perfect for summer afternoons. It’s a drink that suits everyone, perfectly sweet and not overly fresh. No wonder it has stood the test of time!
Nowadays however, Gin and Tonics have certainly had an upgrade from their simple beginnings, with the inclusion of sweeter tonics, better gins, ice and of course lime or other fancy garnish fruits. But in celebration of the big day, here at Drink Dry we’re here to bring you a few top tips to make your Gin and Tonics the best in the game.
Nail the essentials
With a simple but effective drink like a G&T, it’s important to get the basics exactly right. Start with a tall Collins glass or a stout double rocks glass. Make sure to pour the drink over ice, a lot of ice, with large ice cubes preferable. If possible, avoid crushed ice to avoid that slushy consistency!
Ratio wise, most people prefer a 1:3 ratio; approximately 2 ounces of spirit to 6 ounces of tonic water. However, if you’re looking for a more pronounced gin taste, try a 1:2 ratio. Feel free to play around until you’ve found the balance for you.
Level up your Garnishes
Everyone knows the classic Gin and Tonic only needs four things: gin, tonic, ice and lime. However, if you’re looking to impress your guests with something a little out of the box, consider switching up the garnishes.
For a sweet, summary Gin and Tonic, add a few dashes of pink grapefruit juice. If you prefer something a little more herbaceous, chopped tarragon is an aromatic pick, or a sprig of Rosemary. If sweet flavours take your fancy, muddled honeydew melon will be a welcome edition. This is where you can really get creative!
Try Sea-Arch Non-Alcoholic Distilled Spirit
In our opinion, the best way to uplift your Gin and Tonic would be using Sea Arch Non-Alcoholic Coastal Juniper, available now from Drink Dry. Full to the brim with seaside botanicals, and as uplifting and refreshing as a walk along the beach, Sea Arch is our must-have for International G&T Day!
Moreover, with 0.0% ABV, calorie free and zero sugar, Sea Arch ensures everyone - no matter your lifestyle - can celebrate International Gin and Tonic Day without any fears of feeling yucky the next day. Looking to enjoy your G&T without any hassle? We also sell premixed cans to enjoy on the go. Order now from Drink Dry and celebrate in style!