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The Related Speaker Series: Making Gin & Tonics with Bluebird London

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The All-Rounder

Along with its refreshing taste, the gin & tonic has remained popular in part because of its simplicity: with just two ingredients needed, cocktails don’t get more simple than this. However, with the right gin, the best tonic, and unique added ingredients, the G&T can be totally transformed from a simple drink into a truly one-of-a-kind cocktail.

We recently teamed up with Bluebird London and Beverage Manger, Rosario Toscano for The Related Speaker Series. Guests learned how to master the art of the gin & tonic with these two recipes. The best part? They feature surprising ingredients you probably already have at home. Cheers!

Enjoy these recipes using ingredients commonly found at home to create an elevated adaptation on the classically British cocktail.

The All Rounder

1.5oz Hendrick's Gin

4oz Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic

1 Cucumber Ribbon

Mint Sprig

Combine gin and tonic water in a glass. Garnish with cucumber ribbon and mint sprig.

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The Classic G&T

The Classic G&T

1.5oz Tanqueray No. Ten

4oz Fever-Tree Indian Tonic

1 Lime Wheel

1 Lemon Wheel

Baking Spices (such as cinnamon, clove or nutmeg)Angostura Bitters (optional)

Combine gin and tonic water in a wine glass over ice. Stir. Garnish with lime and lemon wheels.


For more drink ideas by Rosario Toscano, read his guide on winter cocktails to make now.