Floral liqueur adds a refreshing twist on the classic gin and tonic.
I love G and Ts. They are a summer go-to for me both at home and when I visit a restaurant or bar.
In an unspeakably bold move, I chose to try out the additional ingredients path. Life is short, right? I went the sweet route and tried the Elderflower Liqueur. It works very well with the bitter of the tonic and the aromatic flavor of the Gin. I tried it with several Gins and liked the effect with Plymouth Gin and Bombay Sapphire the best.
Of course, a Gin and Tonic is highly customizable. Make it the way you like. Experiment with various Gins and Tonics.
- 1-1/2 oz Gin (I preferred Plymouth Gin)
- ¾ oz Elderflower Liqueur (I used St. Germain)
- 4 oz Tonic Water (I like Q Tonic Water best)
- Lime wedge for garnish
- Add Gin and Elderflower Liqueur to the Collins glass.
- Add ice to fill about ⅔ of the glass, then top off with the Tonic Water.
- It’s a good idea to give a bit of a stir to the ingredients with a bar spoon, but not vigorous enough to flush the bubbles out of the tonic.
- Garnish drink with a lime wedge.