The Perfect Tourer Gin And Tonic

The gin and tonic is a classic cocktail that has stood the test of time. Its beginnings can be found in British colonial India, when gin and tonic water were combined to cover up the unpleasant taste of the malaria-prevention drug quinine. Today, gin and tonic is a popular drink enjoyed by many people all over the world.

But, what makes the perfect gin and tonic? It all starts with the gin.

Tourer watermelon gin and tonic

The Gin

Consider the botanicals used in the distillation process when choosing a gin for your gin and tonic. Different gins will have different flavour profiles, from the juniper-forward London Dry gins to the flavoured gins.

The Tonic Water

Next, it's important to choose a premium tonic water. . Today's tonic waters come in a range of flavours and sweetness levels, but tonic water's original purpose was to cover up the harsh taste of quinine. Fever-Tree and Fentimans are a few well-known tonic water brands.

Gin vs Tonic Ratio

Most people favour a 2:1 ratio of gin to tonic when it comes to cocktails. This lets the gin's flavour come through while yet allowing the tonic to provide some balance.

Tourer watermelon gin being pouring into gin glass

The Garnish

Don't forget the garnish, too. Although a lime or lemon garnish is a traditional option, you may also experiment with other fruits like watermelon, mango, grapefruit or mixed berries for a unique twist.

The Serve

When preparing your gin and tonic, it's important to chill the gin and tonic glasses before serving for an even more refreshing experience.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, the perfect gin and tonic is a combination of small batch gin, tonic water, and the perfect ratio and garnish that suit your taste. Find your ideal gin and tonic brand by experimenting to find your perfect combination, and enjoy it your favourite garnish. Cheers!