3 fresh takes on the classic gin and tonic

Summer is finally here and that means long afternoons languishing by the pool with an ice cold drink in hand. We’ve given the classic gin and tonic a fresh and simple twist using three different flavour combinations: grapefruit and thyme, cucumber and basil, and strawberry and black pepper.

To get started, head over to our range of local and international gins to find something unusual and delicious, and mix it up with something from our range of tonics and mixers for the perfect summer drink. For the health conscious or moms-to-be, why not try The Duchess, a non-alcoholic and sugar free gin and tonic that is both tasty and refreshing.

Gin and tonic with grapefruit and thyme

Pour 1 shot of your favourite gin into a glass. Squeeze in the juice of a quarter of a grapefruit. Add ice, top up with tonic, and garnish with a sprig of thyme and a slice of grapefruit (you can also crush the thyme between your fingers to release the flavour better).

Gin and tonic with basil and cucumber

Pour 1 shot of your favourite gin into a glass. Use a peeler to create cucumber ribbons, and pop these into the glass. Add ice, top up with tonic, and garnish with basil leaves that have been lightly bruised to release the flavour.

Gin and tonic with strawberry and black pepper

Muddle half a strawberry in the bottom of your glass using a pestle. Add ice and 1 shot of your favourite gin. Top up with tonic and finish with cracked black pepper and strawberry slices.
The trick to making a great G&T is to make sure the fruit and herbs don’t overwhelm the rest of the drink, so try to keep the flavours subtle. Enjoy experimenting!

Written by Caroline McLagan

Caroline is our Project Assistant here at Yuppiechef HQ, who lends her recently acquired skills in Business Science Marketing to the Product & Content Marketing team. She describes herself as an avid reader and baking enthusiast who firmly believes that doodling is a fine art and that life is best lived with rooibos tea in hand. View more articles by .

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