01 April 2008

Tuesday Tipple

Gin and Tonic

Serves 1


2 oz. London dry gin
Tonic water (from a fresh bottle)
1-2 ample wedges of lime
Plenty of cold ice cubes
Highball glass

1) Chill the glass. You may want to fill it with ice, then empty it and refill, as some bartenders do with a martini glass.

2) Fill the glass with whole ice cubes. If you wish, take a wedge of lime and moisten the rim the glass with it.

3) Pour the gin over the ice, which should be cold enough that it crackles when the liquor hits it.

4) Fill glass almost to the top with tonic.

5) Squeeze one wedge of lime into the glass. Drop the squeezed lime into the drink as a garnish if you like; it’s not necessary, but can add a bit of extra flavor. (If you do, notes Dale DeGroff, make sure the peel has been washed.) Serve.


Hunters Glory said...

your age is showing....

Val said...

sounds lip-smacking

¬ _ ¬ said...

'your age is showing....' is funny as I only had my first ever g&t about a month agao...lol