Living in Spain and bringing up a Spanglish family during the current 'crisis' and trying various ways to make some 'dinero'. Enjoying life in the sun, crafting and blogging as much as possible.

21 Mar 2012

Gin and Tonic!

Most people who know me, know how much I enjoy a G&T - infact I have renamed 6pm 'gin o'clock'! There is nothing better in the summer than sitting in the evening sun, drinking a cold, refreshing gin and tonic.

A good friend once told me that the best Gin and Tonic is the third one!!! but after reading an article in a magazine today it seems that he might be wrong......there is an 'art' to making the perfect G&T and here it goes....


  1. COOL DOWN - Move the ice in the glass to cool the glass down. Remove excess water.
  2. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RIGHT DOSES - Serve gin, maximun 7cl per bottle of tonic, always cold
  3. KEEP BUBBLES - Serve the tonic slowly, 'pour of the back of a stirring spoon (the tonic will not be served directly from the bottle to the glass)
  4. MIXING - Move the cocktail continuously 4 or 5 times, with the spoon up and down without hitting the glass at the base
  5. A SCENTED DETAIL - With the tongs, make a twist with a zest of a green lime on the rim of the cup. Serve with a slice of lemon
And how about this for a different way of serving a G&T (article from


Cucumber-Rosemary Gin and Tonic
1 cucumber
1 lime
3 sprigs rosemary
2 oz. Hendrick’s Gin
4 oz. tonic water (preferably Q or Fever-Tree)
Peel one half of a cucumber, and slice a lime into eight wedges. In a highball glass, add three slices of peeled cucumber, 1 sprig rosemary, juice from a lime wedge and 1 ounce gin. Muddle with the back of a spoon.
Strain through a mesh strainer into a second highball glass. Add several cubes of ice, and three slices of unpeeled cucumber. Top with remaining gin and tonic, and serve garnished with rosemary sprigs.

CHEERS........*raises glass*!!!

1 comment:

  1. I had a look on the internet to see where I could buy Fever-tree tonic from and unforutately it said the only shop in Spain was El Corte Ingles..........well that is wrong! Mum found me some in Carrefour yesterday (blooming pricey though but she had to buy me some because I keep going on about it!)

    Now just got to get some decent gin rather than me €3.49 bottles!!! he he!