It is International Gin And Tonic Day! And for many of us, Gin And Tonic is the ultimate tipple. Refreshing, unlike wine, not sickly, unlike cocktails and light, unlike a beer.
But while we’ve always been pretty content to knock back any old G&T, now our palettes are getting more refined (well we have tried so many now), we’re keen to find out the best way to be pairing our gin.
By now, you may have a favourite gin or perhaps you like mixing it up depending where you are. But do you know the answer to ‘which gin with which tonic?’. We certainly don’t.
Luckily, one of our favourite tonic makers, Fever-Tree has helped us out with a handy online pairing guide. Saviour.
According to Fever-Tree, while all gins are made with juniper berries, their aromatic tonic “…was created to enhance juniper-rich and robust gins”. The tonic contains South American angostura bark, cardamom, pimento berry and ginger.
But which key gins does it go with best?
Gordon’s London Dry, Beefeater London Dry, Tanqueray, Edinburgh Gin Christmas, Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength, Ophir Oriental Spice, Plymouth Gin, Pink Pepper, Sipsmith London Dry, Sipsmith V.J.O.P. Full the full list click here.
— Gordon's Gin (@GordonsGinUK) June 21, 2018
There’s nothing more millennial than elderflower or avocado, right? So we feel like we need to embrace it and incorporate it into booze too with elderflower tonic. But what gin does it go with best? If you’re going to do something, you may as well do it properly…
In Fever-Tree’s version, they have blended oils from handpicked English elderflowers with quality quinine from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (whatever that is). A lot of effort went into it by the sounds of things, so pair it right, yeah? They say it’s best with fresh, floral gins such as:
Bloom, Edgerton Pink, Edinburgh Gin, Hendrick’s, Isle of Wight Mermaid’s (we’ve never heard of it but it sounds a bit of us), Martin Miller’s, Pinkster and Salcombe. For the full list click here.
Fever-Tree created this to pair with citrus and herby gins. The blend is made up of oils from the flowers, fruits and herbs from around the Mediterranean and quinine from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (there’s that stuff again, it sounds good anyway).
But which gin goes best?
Beefeater 24, Bombay Sapphire, Bulldog, Edinburgh Gin Seaside, Gin Mare, Monkey 47, Portobello Road, Warner Edwards Rhubarb and Warner Edwards Elderflower. See the full list here.
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Fever-Tree created it to pair with sloe and sweet gins. It’s created with real lemons, subtle botanical flavours, spring water and yes, you guessed it, quinine from Congo.
It basically is best with all kinds of sloe gin from Plymouth to Warner Edwards. It’s also good with Brockmans, Bathtub Old Tom, and Shetland Reel Summer. For the full list click here.
— Plymouth Gin (@PlymouthginUk) May 18, 2016
Have you found your favourite? And while we cannot guarantee it’ll pair as well with Schweppes or Asda’s own version, surely it’ll be pretty similar pairings-wise? Give it a go and let us know!
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