- The Gin
Choose your favourite gin or the best quality and best tasting gin you can afford. It makes a big difference.
- The tonic
Use tonic that is ice-cold and freshly opened from the can or bottle. You want as much carbonation as possible, there is nothing worse than a flat G & T.
- The ice
To make this drink perfect you need a lot of ice. The downside here is the drink gets watered down as the ice melts. To overcome this you can make tonic water ice cubes.
- The citrus
You have 2 choices: lemon or lime. Both are awesome.
- The glass
Once you have all the above elements in place, use either a tall or a short glass. A short fat glass use less tonic, thus the drink is less sweet and has a stronger gin flavour. If you are wanting a ‘thin’ gin, go for a tall glass.
- The pouring
- first add the gin to the glass (desired quantity)
- then add the tonic slowly so as not to lose too much of the fizz
- leave a big space for the ice
- gently drop as many ice cubes into the glass as possible, once again in an attempt not to lose too much fizz
- gently squeeze a lemon or lime wedge over the drink and drop a second unsqueezed wedge or slice into the glass
- using a swizzle stick or your finger, gently press down on the ice so as to lightly mix the citrus juice through the drink.