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5 twists on the classic gin and tonic

By Nicholas Robinson contact

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Look at these five twists on the classic gin and tonic, perfect for summer cocktail menus, which can add a touch of excitement to your offer.

From berries to Pan-Asian, the gin and tonic does not have to stick to the rules when it comes to bringing a little excitement to the genre, as shown in this how-to video by Diageo on-trade consultant Rob Poulter.

The five twists on the classic G&T are:

Gordon’s Garden G&T

  • Tall glass filled with ice
  • 50ml Gordon’s Gin
  • 75ml tonic water
  • 75ml cloudy apple juice
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of fresh rosemary

Tanqueray Elderflower T&T

  • 6–8 fresh mint leaves
  • Spanish copa glass glass filled with ice
  • 50ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin
  • 25ml elderflower cordial
  • Topped with tonic water
  • Garnish with a mint sprig

Pink TT&T

  • Spanish copa glass filled with ice
  • 50ml Tanqueray No.10
  • Topped with tonic water
  • Splash of fresh pink grapefruit
  • Garnish with a wedge of fresh pink grapefruit

Berry T&T

  • Copa glass filled with ice
  • 50ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin
  • Topped with tonic water
  • Splash of cranberry juice
  • Garnish with two fresh raspberries and a slice of fresh strawberry

Pan-Asian T&T

  • Spanish copa glass filled with ice
  • 50ml Tanqueray Rangpur
  • 25ml lime and lemongrass cordial
  • Topped with tonic water
  • Garnish with a wedge of fresh lime and a stalk of fresh lemongrass

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