Having spent the past couple of weeks in London, we picked up a couple of traditional London habits. One is afternoon tea, along with a cookie or crumpet. The other is having a gin & tonic, or as we have learned to call them, G&T, ice & a slice, before dinner. We have been instructed in the traditional way of mixing up a proper gin & tonic, but there all kinds of twists to vary the basic recipe. Add a muddle of rosemary or fennel, a slice of cucumber or some fresh berries and you have a new spin on the traditional gin & tonic!
Gin & Tonic
- 1 shot of Gin (we prefer Tanqueray)
- 5 oz of tonic water (Schweppes is traditional)
- 2 large cubes of ice
- lemon or lime slice
Put the ice in a highball glass, add the gin, tonic and lemon or lime slice and mix well. Enjoy!