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The Perfect G&T


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The Perfect G&T

ASingh | Sep 19, 2013 01:12 PM

Very recently I visited a bar that listed a range of Gin and Tonic options. This was the selection:

Tanqueray 10 Gin & Fever Tree Tonic with grapefruit
No 3 London Dry Gin with Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic
Beefeater Gin & Schweppes Tonic with a slice of lemon
Hendricks Gin, Slimline Tonic with cucumber
Sipsmith Gin, Fentiman’s Tonic with orange
Bombay Sapphire & 6 O’clock Tonic with lime / elderflower atomizer

I picked No 3 London Dry after reading rave reviews but was ultimately disappointed. I put this down to the tonic and It got me thinking about crafting the (my) perfect G&T.

Already I am building up a gin collection, actually in my quest for the perfect Negroni (a subject for another post!). So far I have Tanqueray 10, Plymouth (80 proof), Aldi London Dry and Bombay Sapphire East. I am looking to further add Tanqueray Rangpur and Malacca, and Monkey 47.

I would be interested in recommendations of any complementary combinations and advice on further improving the drink including-

Amount of Ice
Freezing gin?
Additions - bitters. fruits, etc

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