If you are going to be drinking a classic gin in a minute w/tonic drink then trust me when I say it tastes 100 x better when you use chilled/refrigerated gin. Not being much of cocktail drinking human I must tell you that when I tasted this drink I simply had to share just in-case you too want a simple classic gin drink!
In all honesty I have no idea on the semantics of storing gin, but what I do know for sure, is that when I keep it in the fridge its chilled (duh…) which makes the perfect chilled on ice drink. Now I’ not sure about you but to me that sounds like summer.
With the days heating up as they are, we approach what looks like a very hot summer so having a refreshed drink at the end of the day just may add atmosphere to those sunsets!
How Much Gin Is Just Right?
A little (or a lot) of gin but if you want a good balance of this classic gin drink then its probably better to stick to the traditional small gin, good ice, and top it up with tonic. Adding sliced cucumber and mint is literally just like icing on the cake!
Because of all the sugar content in cocktails I tend to stick to red wine (okay I lie because I don’t stick to red wine I love red wine in winter). Regardless this is my motto on alcohol:
- dry red wines in the winter
- dry white in the summer to go with all the heat and seafood which is more readily available
- G & T (gin & tonic for sunsets) and …….. the best…..?
- it’s gotta be a martini….so I’v heard that a martini should be ‘stirred not shaken’…not for me…I say…shaken & not stirred...who else?
What are your preferences when making this drink or a similar drink and how do you make it?
Leave your comments below because you know I want to hear from you and if you do make this drink don’t forget to #myanosmickitchen on Instagram
Enjoy everyone till next time xxx
CLASSIC GIN IN A MINUTE W/TONIC
- 1 part Gin
- 2-3 parts Tonic
- Sliced Cucumber
- Fresh Mint Leaves
- Ice Cubes