To honor the occasion, I thought I’d share my gin and tonic recipe with you! After all, it’s one of my favorite cocktails!
In summer there is nothing like a classic gin and tonic to enjoy. It’s crisp, fragrant and easy to drink. I remember when I ordered my first gin and tonic, and let me just tell you, I copied my coworker that ordered one since I was newly 21. 🙂 Hey, I ended up really liking them. At least I didn’t follow someone’s lead that ordered a Long Island Iced Tea. Ha ha. 🙂
On my most recent visit to Napa, I stopped by Napa Valley Distillery inside Oxbow Public Market to pick up some spirits. I was first introduced to the distillery when I was down for the Napa Valley Film Festival and took home a brandy that CJ and I really enjoyed! As I perused the shop, I noticed that they had a promotional bundle featuring gin, tonic syrup, and toasted oak bitters. You know I had to grab it for my summer entertaining!
Suggested glassware: Old-fashioned, Highball
Fill glass with ice (I like a little bit of crushed ice).
Add your gin and your tonic syrup. Top with the soda water.
(Optional) Spray cocktail with bitters
Add lime wheel or wedge
Enjoy your gin and tonic!
It is so so good with the bitters! Until I purchased the bundle, I hadn’t ever added bitters to my gin and tonic! I was able to sample the bitters at the Distillery and decided then and there that I was going to change my game up!
I’ll be using them in other classic cocktails, too!
Cheers! I hope you enjoy your gin and tonic!