Gin & Tonic – Summer’s here
Gin & Tonic
Gin Tonic is hot and creative gin cocktails and mixed drinks are rapidly becoming one of the big bar trends in Europe (gin sales have increased with 11 % this year!).
Every self-respecting bar or restaurant has an extensive gin & tonic menu, with often more than 20 brands of gin and several tonics. The mix is completed with fresh spices, fruits and other accompaniments. Top restaurants like El Bulli, Oud Sluis, Hof Van Cleve, De Pastorale & De Librije have been serving qualitative gin tonic mixes for a long time and creativity and the mixture of flavors became very important when serving a gin & tonic.
The sour, dry aspects in the gin and the quinine, the hints of citrus and the bitter flavors in the tonics makes gin & tonic an excellent aperitif alternative. It opens the stomach and stimulates the taste buds, and is easily combined with many appetizers.
There are many kinds of Gin widely available these days. Hendrick’s Gin, Mombasa Club, Gin sea and VL92 gin are some of my favorites, but the one and only Belgian gin – the Filliers Dry gin – is definitely worth a try as well.
The tangerine seasonal edition is a must-have for the summer and combines aromas of oranges, tangerines and lime with hints of juniper berries and coriander. Try the following recipe on a sunny day and enjoy the summer in your glass!
– 5 cl of Filliers Tangerine Seasonal Gin
– 1 bottle of Fever Tree Tonic Water (or Lemon Tonic if you prefer it more sour)
– 1 Tangerine ice cube (pour fresh tangerine juice into an ice cube form and freeze)
– 4 normal ice cubes
– Garnish with tangerine peel, 3 juniper berries & coriander leaves
Fever Tree Tonic
Mixing your quality gin with poor quality soft drinks is quite a shame. High quality tonics are widely available since a few years, and Fever Tree is the tonic you will probably get when ordering a classic gin & tonic in a nice bar or restaurant.
Already served in 7 out of the top 10 restaurants in the world, you can now find the Fever-Tree range in restaurants, bars, hotels and gastro pubs in over 30 countries worldwide. For more information about where to buy Fever-Tree products please have a look at their website.