The Gin & Tonic Kit
“Recycle all those old docs in your file cabinet. Turn the empty drawer into a bar. You’re welcome.”
We love a super-refreshing G&T, especially since discovering the secret to making a standout version whenever the mood strikes.
It's not just about the ingredients (although those are certainly key!), it's also about freshness. By using a tonic syrup and then adding your own seltzer, you get a fizzy, flavorful drink every time, even if you're only drinking for one.
This awesome gift bag comes packed with a traditionally flavored gin (juniper dominant) and a botanical-forward, American-style gin. We also include two of our favorite indie tonic syrups. Jack Rudy Tonic Syrup uses traditional quinine for a cocktail that is slightly sweet, fragrant with lemongrass, and only mildly bitter. Tomr's creative interpretation uses cinchona bark instead, giving it an earthier, root-ier flavor with a more pronounced bitterness. We love 'em both!
And because we're all about getting creative, we've added our favorite secret ingredient: a bottle of Hella Bitter Citrus Bitters. Is it 5 o'clock yet?
Our Gin & Tonic Recipe
In a collins glass, combine 1.75 oz of gin, .5 oz tonic syrup and a generous squeeze of lime. Add ice and a dash of citrus bitters, top with soda water, stir and drink up!
Did you know?
Our favorite bartenders tell us that the gin and tonic owes its existence to the army of the British East India Company. They were required to take a daily allotment of bitter quinine, a compound, to protect them from malaria (talk about a bitter pill). So, British officers started mixing it with water, sugar, lime and gin, to make their medicine a little, well, easier to swallow.
We're not huge fans of the British imperialism part, but cocktail as medicine? Totally dig it. Doctor's orders!