A Pousse-café… or layer cocktail Grenadine, Midori, Limoncello & Sloe
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The key is to experiment to find the combinationof gin, tonic and garnish to make the perfect G&T for you. And, depending on your mood, there are likely to be many different flavour profiles that suit your tastebuds. Tonic is a matter of taste too, a Classic is perfect fora Juniper led gin. The subtle flavours of Elderflower compliment a floral gin, while the lemon thyme in a Mediterranean tonic adds a real zing to a citrus gin.A spice gin blends well with warming notes and subtle lemongrass flavours in Ginger ale.
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A perfect G&T for you...
Youmightliketotakeanoteortwoonyour tastingjourney.Therewillbemanyginsfor youtonoseandtaste,botanicalsyou’ll recogniseandothersthattastegoodand may not remember after a few glasses of gin!Garnishestooplaytheirpartandtherewill befavouriteswithdifferentginprofiles.It’s handytoknowwhenyouseeanewginon theshelves,notethebotanicalsandyou’llbe more aware if it’s one you’re likely to enjoy.
Juniper berries, coriander seed, cubeb pepper andcardamom pods, just a few of the spices to nose thatmay enhance your tasting experience, or try addinga few to your G&T to amp up the spice level. Try acinnamon stick or cloves added to orange, corianderwith lime or blueberries with lemon.
Enhance the flavour profile…
On a light summer’s evening
You might like to enjoy your G&T in the garden
An orange wheel compliments cloves and cassia in a spicy gin, a pepper adds warmth anddepth too. Grapefruit peel brings a light freshness to florals. Peel is more fragrant than aslice, just a little adds a real zing. Star anise works well in both spicy and floral gins, addinga menthol kick, while an apple slice brings out the acidity in an herbaceous gin. Balance a citrus gin with basil, mint, coriander or thyme. Lime, lemon, orange or pink grapefruit add a touch of sweetness to a dry gin. Add a few berries and an aromatic herb to a fruity gin, the aroma will be heightened and the delicious flavours too.