A cocktail or more from the amateur mixologists of Our-Madill-Lowe
Saturday, November 16, 2013
G & T II
The second of my gin and tonics is a pretty simple one - they're all pretty simple to be fair, which is what I love about them, but still I've had some bad ones at some bars that I'm reluctant to drink it outside the home. All you need is a decent gin (40% ABV at least) like Beefeater, Plymouth, or Bombay Sapphire and a good quality tonic (no high fructose corn syrup!) with plenty of bubble left in it. Bar tenders of DC take note - flat tonic in a gin and tonic is a no no.
2oz Bombay Sapphire gin
4oz Fever Tree tonic
1-2 tsp freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
Wedge of lime
Pour gin over glass 3/4 full of ice. Add grapefruit juice and tonic and stir. Rub wedge of lime around rim before adding to drink. The grapefruit juice adds another refreshing layer to this drink it really stands out. You've got to try it.