Did you know that today is National Gin & Tonic Day? Truthfully, I didn’t know either until I was asked to celebrate this day with Bombay Sapphire. You may have noticed that there has been a lot more lifestyle integrated onto the website lately. That is because it’s something that my blog was originally built on and its something that I have been wanting to expand into. Part of that will be entertaining tips and interior inspiration. Today’s post is all about the entertainment factor.
As I begin to get older, I have noticed a shift in my social life. I no longer go out clubbing on the weekends like I did in my pre-twenties years, I now prefer to sit down and have a casual drink or two with my friends. I’ve also learned a lot more about the industry, the processes that go into creating cocktails, the art behind the distillation and the history of some of the most notable brands. It’s all taught me to truly appreciate a great cocktail in moderation, even the classics like a Gin & Tonic.
Fun Fact: British officers in India in the early 19th century took to adding a mixture of water, sugar, lime and gin to the quinine (aka. tonic) in order to make the drink more tasteful. This is how the traditional gin and tonic was born.
Luckily, Bombay Sapphire has botanicals such as orris root, orange peel, angelica and grains of paradise to give you a MUCH better flavour of gin than what was probably had in the 19th century!
If you’re thinking of having friends over today to celebrate the history of Gin & Tonic, here’s a simple recipe you can use to create the perfect classic Gin & Tonic.
Bombay Sapphire East Gin & Tonic
• 1.5 parts Bombay Sapphire East Gin
• 3 parts premium tonic water
• Lime wedge
• Lemon wedge
• Lemongrass sprig (optional)
Method: Build all with cubed ice. Squeeze one lime wedge and add one lemon wedge and a sprig of lemongrass for garnish
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