The traditional Gin and Tonic is a classic and one of my absolute favourites. Made with good quality Gin (Hayman’s Old Tom or Bombay for me), loads of ice, a generous squeeze of lemon and tonic with a hint of Cucumber it’s the perfect Friday wind-down drink or Saturday afternoon lunch accompaniment.
I’m also a big fan of gin cocktails which is why I decided to have a play around with my favourite tipple and create – The G&T Cocktail (and the award for the most original name goes to…)!
1 Shot Good Quality Gin
1/2 Shot Limoncello
Half a Lemon
Tonic (cucumber, lime or elderflower hinted tonic also works well)
– Chill your favourite cocktail glass in the fridge for 5 minutes (I have these stunning handmade Martini Glasses* from LSA International’s Bar Collection. They’re mouth blown and make any cocktail look like something straight out of a bond film, i’m in love. Swoon.)
– Pour your gin and limoncello into a shaker full of ice, squeeze in half a lemon and shake until super chilled
– Strain into your cocktail saucer and top up with tonic
– Garnish with a lemon wedge and enjoy!
The result is a supercharged G&T with a softer finish which is incredibly refreshing and a little bit different. You can also serve your G&T cocktail long, just double your liquor measurements to combat the extra tonic.
Don’t forge to tweet me a picture if you give my G&T Cocktail a go @xameliax #GandTcocktail