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
Additions - bitters. fruits, etc