My Four Favorite Gin and Tonic Recipes

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For about ten years I absolutely HATED gin.
This was my reason for disliking gin so much: when I was about 18 I went to a house party where someone had a bottle of Pitu, which is a Brazilian spirit made of sugar cane and is typically used in Caipirinhas. I tried some of this Pitu stuff, but only about a shot glass worth and then immediately felt sick. So I threw up. I’m not sure if I threw up because of Pitu or something else but for some reason I decided that Pitu tastes like gin- I don’t even think that it does?! Does it?! And because I felt sick from trying Pitu I automatically decided that I didn’t like gin. It makes absolutely no sense, but my 18 year-old brain was questionable at times.

Fast forward to March 2016. I was at an event where I was handed a gin and tonic and couldn’t refuse it. Since there was nothing else to drink and I didn’t want to seem rude I took a sip of it. And fell in love. Like deep,deep love, the way I felt for Zac Efron circa 2008. I made my way back to Edinburgh, which is HUGE on gin, and proceeded to try every gin I set my eyes on. I have to be honest and say I’m actually pretty impressed with how many g&t’s I’ve tried and now know what I like and don’t like. So, here are my top 4 favorite gin and tonics that I like to make:

Fruity raspberry gin and tonic (in photo above)

Ingredients:
Edinburgh Gin Original 35ml
Edinburgh Raspberry Gin 20ml
Fever Tree elderflower tonic
pomegranate ice cubes (freeze a few pomegranate seeds with water in ice cube trays)

Fresh and light gin and tonic

Ingredients:
Eden Mill Original Gin 50ml
Fever Tree Mediterranean tonic
grapefruit slice

Autumnal gin and tonic

Ingredients:
Caorunn Gin 50ml
apple slices
Fever Tree tonic

Winter gin and tonic

Ingredients:
Professor Cornelius Old Tom Gin 50ml
Orange peel or slice
Fever Tree tonic

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