The Ginside Scoop
The Secrets Within A Perfect G&T....
Any G&T drinker knows there's more to a great Gin & Tonic then splashing Gin over tonic water in a glass. But there is an art to the perfect G&T blend, as our Ginsider explains....
Always start with all ingredients chilled. Warm or room temperature glasses, ice (yes warm ice does happen), tonic, garnish and especially gin do not offer the crispness expected in a gin and tonic
Garnishes can offer as little, or as much flavour as your personal preference determines, the key is knowing which parts of your chosen garnish offer the most flavour. Citrus fruits concentrate their flavour within their peel so for a strong infusion add a twist of lemon or lime peel instead of a wedge. Herbs release their flavour in oils that are activated when the herbs stalk or leaves are damaged, so crush or twist herbs before adding.
If adding Cucumber (goes great with Banks & Burbidge™ Gin) slice at an elongated angle to release more of the Cucumber flavour.