Hendrick’s Gin

 

Hendrick’s Gin and Tonic

I learned of Hendrick’s Gin a few years ago and have been enjoy­ing gin and ton­ics this sum­mer made with it.  Hen­dricks Gin has a unique fla­vor pro­file of flo­ral and veg­e­tal.  You can add a twist of lime or what I pre­fer are 4 slices of eng­lish cucum­ber for a sum­mer fresh fla­vor. You cer­tainly don’t need to use Hendrick’s Gin for your Gin and Tonic, there are many other won­der­ful gins out there, use your favorite.

 

Ingre­di­ents:

1  1/2– 2 ounces of chilled Hendrick’s Gin -http://www.hendricksgin.com/age-verification.aspx?ReturnUrl=/default.aspx

Tonic water from a fresh can or bottle

4 slices of eng­lish cucum­ber or a twist of lime ( if you pre­fer use both)

Lots of ice– I like to fill my glass to the top with ice

A glass– short or tall what­ever you prefer

Direc­tions:

1) Chill the glass. You may want to fill it with ice, then empty it and refill, as some bar­tenders do with a mar­tini glass.

2) Fill the glass with whole ice cubes. If you wish, take a wedge of lime and moisten the rim of the glass with it.

3) Pour the gin over the ice, which should be cold enough that it crack­les when the liquor hits it.  Add the cucum­ber slices.

4) Fill glass almost to the top with tonic.

5) Squeeze one wedge of lime into the glass.  Drop the squeezed lime into the drink as a gar­nish if you like; it’s not nec­es­sary, but can add a bit of extra fla­vor.  I like to mix the drink up a lit­tle with a spoon then serve.

 

 

 

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