The idea of the perfect G&T is one that is often debated amongst gin connoisseurs. What’s the perfect ratio? 1:2 or 1:3? Lemon or lime? Well, we couldn’t decide, so we went to our very own gin expert who broke it down for us.
Following years of work as a bartender, she became accustomed to the style of gin and tonic most people enjoy. The 1:4 ratio is actually believed to be the perfect G&T according to industry standard.
Using a jigger, measure and pour 50ml gin into a copa glass.
Add plenty of ice and wedges of lime, then stir
Pour 200ml tonic water and stir again.
Garnish with a pinch of juniper berries and stir again to bring out the botanicals.
200ml Tonic Water
Juniper berries, to garnish
Clem’s tips for making the perfect G&T
Add gin first, followed by ice.
Gently stir no more the 10 times – this will bring out the botanicals in the gin and help reduce the burn from the alcohol.
Use pinch of Juniper berries to garnish but careful not to overpower the rest of the botanicals in the gin!