Gerry's Gin & Tonic

I love the taste of our gin, so I find that while I like tonic, it can become all about the tonic and not enough about the gin.

So my variation (which I learned from a very wise gin-drinking boss of mine on the super yachts, Gerry) is to use a blend of tonic & soda water.

In a tall glass muddle two wedges of lime.
Fill with ice, pour over one or two shots of gin.

Add an equal amount of tonic. Top with soda water - this allows the flavour of the gin to come through more.

Simple Schweppes tonic water is totally fine, but there are some new wonderful tonics on the market like Quina Fina (NZ), Fever Tree and East Imperial (NZ) that just add an extra level.

Some people claim not to like gin but it's often found that they actually don't like the taste of tonic water! Try gin with other mixes, such as with cranberry, ginger ale, natural lemonade and bitter lemon.