WHAT seems like a perfectly simple drink with just two ingredients and a garnish, demands a little more attention.
The elements in the mix:
1. The Gin
Choose your favourite gin or the best quality and best tasting gin you can afford. It makes a big difference.
2. The tonic
Use tonic that is ice-cold and freshly opened from the can or bottle. You want as much carbonation as possible, there is nothing worse than a flat G & T.
3. The ice – a brilliant tip!
To make this drink perfect you need a lot of ice. The downside here is the drink gets watered down as the ice melts. To overcome this make tonic water ice cubes.
4. The citrus
Here you have two choices: lemon or lime.
5. The pouring
First add the gin to the glass (desired quantity), then add the tonic slowly so as not to lose too much of the fizz. Leave a big space for the ice. Gently drop as many ice cubes into the glass as possible, once again not to lose too much fizz.
Squeeze a lemon or lime wedge over the drink and drop a second unsqueezed wedge or slice in.
Lightly mix the citrus juice through the drink
And there you have the perfect G&T. – FOOD24.COM