Gin Garnish Guide - Garnishes for Over Gins - The Gin GuideTo get the best lime wedge that provides the most juice when squeezed, cut your lime wedge first through the equator not top to bottom , then again straight through the middle of this half lime. Finally, cut at a 45 degree angle to get your perfect wedge. Repeat to get 8 wedges from 1 lime. Inspired to give it a go? Everything you need to make this cocktail in the comfort of your own home is available to buy in our shop. Unleash your inner-bartender!
A Little Book on…Gins, Tonics and Garnishes Vol 1
Gin Blog Gin News. The Gin Garnish Guide. Every gin has its own flavour profile and your choice of garnish can make or break your gin and tonic. Garnishes typically either match and harmonise with a gin's key flavours, or contrast and balance them. For example, Boodles Gin includes no citrus botanicals in the distillation in anticipation of being served with a lemon garnish.
For a simple drink there's a lot that can go wrong with a gin and tonic and it's partly the nonchalant approach to making them that left gin on the back shelf for so many years. It only takes a couple of simple tweaks to take a gin and tonic from average, to frankly sublime Do you remember the people at university who used to ask for 'no ice' or 'less ice' in their drink? The thinking being that then you'd get more actual drink for your dolla. So actually, the more ice, the better the drink.
Sign up below to get the latest news, offers and events from Gin Foundry. The feedback from the first book was truly astounding; so many people — distillers and drinkers alike — have stopped by to tell us how helpful they find it, clutching their dog-eared editions with a faint air of obsession. The Gin Foundry Tasting Wheel was designed to help gin drinkers give voice to their tasting experiences. The book also tackles the history of tonic, from the use of bark from the Quinquina tree to tackle Malaria in the 17th Century, to British officers mixing gin rations with their daily dose of quinine in the 19th Century, to artificial flavours becoming all the rage in the 20th Century and finally, to Fever-Tree restoring tonic back to its all-natural territory in the 21st Century. The little book is the ultimate tool for all Gin geeks and is, if we do say so ourselves, one of the best stocking fillers going for those interested in the spirit. Let's keep in touch
For example, Boodles Gin includes no citrus botanicals in the distillation in anticipation of being served with a lemon garnish. Beefeater with lemon and coriander. The range of gins and list of botanicals has grown enormously and the garnish we put with it should complement and draw out the flavours that the distiller is trying to promote. There are lots of way you can spice things up. So much so that we began working with Fever- Tree, to create a little guide recommending a few garnishes to pair with specific gins. It is a little book from the Gin Foundry and lists the tonics and garnishes you should have with your favourite gin.
By this point the gin revival has hit so hard we're struggling to remember a time before everyone had a minimum of five gins just on their home bar. Gin now, is not as gin was. Small batch, artisanal producers are firing up their copper stills and producing gins of such calibre that they can sipped alone. There is of course the vast world of flavoured gins and gin liqueurs out there too but as we're here to talk about making the perfect gin and tonic they will not be mentioned again. Take it up with me on Twitter.
How to make a perfect gin and tonic. We share all our tips including the best gin to use and the perfect ratio of gin to tonic. Jump to the Gin and Tonic Cocktail Recipe or read on to see our tips for making it. The key to a great gin and tonic recipe is to balance the bitterness of tonic against the gin. Never tasting one too much more than the other. When making gin and tonics, choose a gin that is mid- to high-shelf.