As much as I love February for my birthday and Valentines day, it can be a rather gloomy month. It’s still cold, it’s still dark and we are all impatiently waiting for Spring. Therefore, sometimes a little pick-me-up is needed! I thought I’d share my favourite way to serve gin and tonic today, because it’s simple to make and rather delicious if I do say so myself.
I am a bit of a big gin fan and love trying out different brands to see what they’re like. Gin is quite a unique spirit in that every single one can taste different because of the botanicals used in the distillation process. I feel like some people are put off of gin because of trying brands like Gordons and Bombay Sapphire, but trust me there is a gin brand for everyone because they can all taste so unique!
I was given a bottle of Gin Mare for my birthday and I have been absolutely loving it. It’s from Spain and is meant to be a ‘Mediterranean’ gin with a taste palette that is very herbal. I find it to be a very smooth and delicate taste, which makes it perfect for those who aren’t a huge fan of the traditional juniper taste of gin!
I’m using an elderflower tonic and rosemary/grapefruit garnish for this serve. I personally love adding grapefruit to gin – it can completely change the taste! The overall result is a rather refreshing and delicious drink. I could drink so many of these – so be careful, you might get addicted!