David T Smith
40 recipes for Spanish-style gin and tonic cocktails
Aromatic, refreshing, delicious and a feast for the eyes, the generously-sized and creatively garnished gin tonica Spanish-style drink is taking the cocktail world by storm.
This simplest of drinks—just gin, tonic, ice and a garnish—is now considered the national drink of Spain. A beautiful cocktail with a variety of herb and flower garnishes, a Spanish-style gin and tonic or gin tonica, is made with a premium gin and the best quality tonic water, combined with bitters and various herbs, spices, flowers and fruits that will complement the botanicals of a specific gin. It is served over ice in an oversized balloon glass—the idea being that the shape enables the drinker to enjoy all the lovely aromas their drink gives off. For a cocktail with only two ingredients, the flavour potential is staggering!
With more gin brands and styles of tonic available than ever before, and 40 inspired recipes here to try at home, there has never been a better time to discover the joy of the gin tonica – saludos!