A fantastic G&T variant for your home drink portfolio is a fresh and slightly tart gin and tonic with dried orange and rosemary. If you like your drink a bit bitter and dry, be sure to try this recipe. The Dry Tonic Water combines wonderfully with the herbal note of rosemary. The highlight is the dried orange wheels, which give a great sweet-bitter contrast as a dry chip with the drink. You can also put the dried wheels inside the drink. There they soften again and slowly release their intense aroma into the gin and tonic.
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Gin and Tonic with Dried Orange and Rosemary
- 1 long drink glasses
- Ice cubes
- Measuring cup (jigger)
- Automatic dehydrator
- 60 ml dry gin
- 200 ml dry tonic water
- 1.5 organic oranges
- 1 sprig of rosemary
- Wash the orange, cut into thin wheels and dry in the automatic dehydrator for 12 hours.
- Peel off orange zest. Put the gin in the glass and fill it with ice to the brim.
- Top up with tonic water. Squeeze orange zest over the glass with 2 fingers to release the essential oils. Wipe around the edge of the glass with the zest and add to the drink.
- Place a sprig of rosemary on the palm of your hand and clap once to release the essential oils. Put the rosemary on the edge of the glass.
- Put the orange wheels on the glass as a crispy snack.
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Recommended Gins for G&T
Tanqueray London Dry Gin
Sipsmith’s London Dry Gin
Sipsmith is a straight gin with a hint of lemon aroma to it. Like the Tanqueray gin above, it lets the other flavors in the cocktail dominate.
>> Sipsmith’s London Dry Gin Review
Beefeater London Dry Gin
Gin Mare Mediterranean Gin
Gin Mare is a produce of Spain that is distilled from olives, rosemary and thyme among other botanicals. As such, it pairs nicely with cocktails that have rosemary.
>> Gin Mare Review (coming soon)
Yet another suggestion for this gin and tonic with orange and rosemary is the Seville Orange gin from Tanqueray. We are yet to try this out. But somehow the sweet orange aroma from Flor de Sevilla should complement this drink very well. Comments are invited about how this pairs!
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