So you’ve got your bottle of Kintyre Gin now, but what are you to do with it? Drink it, of course. Serve it with tonic, certainly. But what about a garnish? Of course there’s the faithful lemon or lime if you like. Yet any budding gin connoisseur should know that a carefully selected tonic and a carefully selected garnish can bring your G&T to a whole other level. We’ve done many a test taste with our gin already and sampled it with a variety of tonics and garnishes. Of course a bit of experimentation is required to find a personal preference, but for those of you wondering where to go from the classic lemon or lime here is a step by step guide to our perfect serve.
Step 1. First thing you’ll need is your glass, your standard short glass or a fancy Spanish-style goblet. If you want to keep your G&T cooler for longer, put your glass in the freezer for 20 minutes beforehand.
Step 2. Next is the ice. Use about a handful, your ice should come almost to the top of the glass. If you want to be really smart, you could freeze tonic water and avoid the ice diluting your cocktail as it melts.
Step 3. In goes the gin. Of course the ideal amount of gin varies with taste. We’d recommend 1 part gin to 2 parts tonic, or 3 parts tonic if you don’t want yours quite so strong.
Step 4. Now it’s time for tonic. Our personal preference? Fever Tree’s Mediterranean tonic.
Step 5. Last but not least is the garnish. For this, we believe basil or mint is the best companion to our gin.
And there you have it, the perfect Kintyre G&T.