No hiding that I love a good gin & tonic and so thought would share my perfect weekend (or any day) treat! And with winter and lots of parties upon us, here is how to impress guests with the perfect G&T!
- Fill a large tall glass with ice cubes (watch in delight as the lemon ice cubes fizz away – see my lemon ice cubes further down)
Pour your gin (around 50ml measure) into the glass (if more slips in… whose telling?!)
Top up with 125ml of tonic
- Garnish as you like with extra lime / lemon, Basil and cucumber
- + straw for Poppy
- Sit back and enjoy! 😀 *also helps that M hates gin, so means these are all for me!
The secret – The Lemon Ice Cubes
These are super easy and great to make, you could do it with anything from orange to limes and they just jazz up any drink alcoholic or not and perfect for parties! (Also great just in water) You could even add a natural food colouring flavour for the extra wow!
I always like to have fresh limes / lemons in the fridge but they don’t last for a long time and so nearly always end up going to waste so this is great alternative to use up any hanging around your fridge!
Nothing is more re-reshing than an ice cold drink so I just cut up slices of lemon and add them to the ice cube tray, add the water and freeze overnight so they’re ready whenever you need them…and they look pretty cool too! It also means that a) no more wasting those half cut-up lemons or limes in the fridge – just make them straight into these ice cubes, and b) no more using a whole chopping board and clean knife just for a slice of lemon!
Bombay Sapphire or Tanqueray London Dry Gin
Buy or make your own sloe gin to snazz up the traditions G&T!
Note: I have to confess, one gin and tonic was harmed in the making of this blog. Shortly after taking the photo of the glass on the grass, it promptly toppled over and spilt. Yes, predictably, i wept. My tears dried up upon pouring a fresh glass – but lesson learned!