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Gin and tonic with dried pear and fresh mint

Gin and Tonic with Dried Pear and Fresh Mint

Give your favorite drink a touch of the orient. With the first sip, the essential oils of the crispy fresh mint rise up to your nose. And our refreshingly bitter gin and tonic with dried pear brings the sweet note in the glass. Cocktails with their own snack insert are also a real eye-catcher.

You can easily dry more of the dried pear inserts for your gin and tonic. Packaged airtight, the chips last for several months. In addition, the dried fruit is a healthy snack in between even without a drink.

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Recipe

Gin and tonic with dried pear and fresh mint

Equipment

  • 1 tumbler
  • pestle
  • Ice cubes
  • Automatic dehydrator

Ingredients

  • 60 ml London Dry Gin
  • 200 ml mild tonic water
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh mint
  • 1/2 ripe pear

Instructions

  • Wash the pear and cut lengthways into thin slices.
  • Spread the slices on a drying level and dry for 12 hours.
  • Place a dried pear slice and a mint leaf in the glass and use the pestle to muddle them up.
  • Add gin and ice cubes. Top up with tonic water. Place fresh mint on the palm of your hand and clap firmly to release the essential oils.
  • Put mint on the side in the drink and garnish with some pear chips.

More Gin Tonic Recipes

The Gin & Tonic is a real perennial favorite long drink. It is a straightforward cocktail consisting of only two ingredients, which of course go well together. Below are a few takes on this simple recipe, involving rosemary, grapefruit, apple, strawberries, etc.

Recommended Gins for G&T

Tanqueray London Dry Gin
Rating: 4/5

Tanqueray gin may seem like a mild and a rather simple gin. But this is what makes it so suitable for gin cocktails.
>> Tanqueray London Dry Gin Review

Sipsmith London Dry Gin
Rating: 5/5

Although it may seem too lemony at first, Sipsmith gin is a classic gin. And it is very suitable for making cocktails.
>> Sipsmith’s London Dry Gin Review

Beefeater London Dry Gin
Rating: 4/5

The Beefeater is a very dry gin, but with a strong aroma. When served, it smells of lemons, juniper, oranges, but also angelica roots and coriander. It is a finely balanced gin that is best used as the basis for mixed drinks.
>> Beefeater London Dry Gin Review

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Gin Gin Mule
The Gin Gin Mule simply brings a good dose of freshness. The combination of crispy dry gin, ginger, lime and the characteristic, cooling mint freshness is incredibly invigorating and simply delicious.
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Gin Basil Smash
A simple variation of the classic gin sour cocktail that involves using basil leaves and the right gin. The result is a stunningly delicious short drink.
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