&Tonic shines brightest when it's paired with fresh ingredients - because it's comprised entirely of high-quality stuff! We've been playing around with minty cocktails and mocktails so much this month taking advantage of this winter-fresh herb. What are your favorite mint recipes?
GIN FACT OF THE DAY: Gin is for cocktails – not on its own.⠀
You can drink tequila and mescal as shots, and vodka is served chilled with food. Bourbon, rye and whiskey drinkers might add some ice or a splash of water. ⠀
Gin is meant to be mixed, however, as the botanicals (herbs, spices etc.) come to life in cocktails and add complexity to the drink. This is why so many classic cocktails call for gin.⠀
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What a long day ... spent most of it in DC for hearings which were hardly worth my time ... got paid more in appearance fees and wait time today than for actual reporting! Started out as a snowy mess, but then cleared up somewhat! Working overtime with a little #ginandtonic refreshment! Hoping my deposition in Baltimore tomorrow is not as frustrating! #courtreporterlife#courtreporterproblems#feastorfamine
We made it halfway through the week. We think that deserves a reward 🏆 .
If you love gin, treat yourself to the “Gimlet”. It’s simple... smooth...and it hits the spot on this Wildcard Wednesday ! —
Tag somebody who loves gin 🍸
First let’s get into the botanicals, Hepple uses 13 "Juniper, Green Juniper, Douglas Fir, Bog Myrtle, Lovage, Blackcurrant leaf, Blackcurrants, Amalfi lemons, Coriander seed, Fennel seeds, Liquorice, Angelica and Orris". On the nose it is bright, inviting and most pleasant, full juniper with citrus coriander notes.
Tasted neat it has a long and engaging profile. It starts with tingly, vibrant, citrus-floral notes. The tingle is almost peppery but has a lavender floral element, im guess this is the lovage or blackcurrant leaf or maybe the green juniper. A juniper spine kicks in and it opens into a sweet citrus middle, becoming round and silky that yields to a rooty dryness.
With tonic, the fruity sweet floral notes flood the senses, a juniper bite kicks into the tongue and gives way to a mellow rounded rooty sweet linger.