Gin & Tonic season is almost here (we swear), with promise of fizzy, fruity, botanically boozy days ahead.
One of the most iconic drinks in bar history, G&Ts are perfect for summer, and with time outside comes inspiration to do things a little more fun. It’s affordable, it’s portable, and it can be whatever you make it. Here are six of our favorite riffs on the classic G&T.
While we bid our adieu to winter, we may as well do it in style. The Winter Gin & Tonic calls on cloves and spices à la the classic Hot Toddy, bringing in a fresh G&T spin. Spiced with a special simple syrup and a splash of OJ, it’s the perfect transition from winter to spring.
Who doesn’t love pomegranate juice? To recreate that subtly sweet flavor, all you need is an ounce of grenadine.
Soon enough, sorbet will be replacing chocolate mousse on our go-to dessert list. Did you know you can easily turn sorbet into a delicious gin and tonic cocktail? It’s easy: Just add lime.
Botanicals on botanicals (sprigs of thyme, lemon, and cracked black pepper) plus high-proof gin make this version fit for an old-time maritimer.
Created by 100 Acres at Hotel Henry in Buffalo, N.Y., this Gin & Tonic riff’s use of Edinburgh’s Christmas Gin and Rishi tea (English Breakfast or Earl Grey are both favorable), make it ideal for morning imbibing.
Is anything more refreshing than cucumber? We think not. Adding muddled cucumber to the classic G&T gives the OG cocktail an incredible lift. All you’ve got to do is slice, dice, and pour. (See us make it here!)