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Take Your G&T To The Next Level

The ubiquitous Gin & Tonic. It’s all about balance, flavor and simplicity. We love the original, but we love a creative riff just as much. With so many different kinds of gins on the market today (not to mention glassware, garnishes and fresh ingredients), it’s inspiring to see how this classic highball recipe has become the foundation for so many creative variations.

Evan Knutson's Gin & Tonic with sage-infused gin, orange bitters, and Top Note Indian Tonic Water. (Image credit: Evan Knutson)

Infused Gin

Add depth of flavor by infusing gin with your favorite herbs, spices and more. At Wisconsin’s Maxwell Mansion, you’ll find a plethora of unique infusions like Evan Knutson’s Gin & Tonic, which features a house-infused sage gin.

For home infusions, try these recipes: Grapefruit, Lemongrass & Lime Infused Gin, Ginger & Cardamom Infused Gin, Apple & Pear Infused Gin, Strawberry, Cucumber & Lime Infused Gin

I'm Not Bitter, You're Bitter, featuring Spanish gin, Spanish vermouth, and Top Note Bitter Lemon Tonic Water.

Spanish Twist

In Spain, bartenders have reshaped the formula for the classic Gin & Tonic, focusing on intentional gin and tonic pairings and Instagram-worthy garnishes.

Learn more about what makes the Spanish Gin & Tonic so special, then make your own variation with our Spanish G&T recipe. If you’re in the mood for a bittersweet twist, try our recipe for I’m Not Bitter, You’re Bitter, which features Spanish vermouth and our Bitter Lemon Tonic Water.

Rachel Miller's Gin & Tonic, featuring gin, homemade lemon cordial, absinthe, and Top Note Classic Tonic Water. (Image credit: Rachel Miller)

Cordials & Syrups

The G&T takes well to the addition of sugar, especially when balanced out with a squeeze of citrus.

Simple syrup is - you guessed it - the simplest way to add sweetness to a cocktail, and tea is one of our favorite ways to infuse flavor into a simple syrup (bonus: if you use a teabag, the cleanup is a breeze). In Rachel Miller’s Gin & Tonic, she combines the sugar and citrus into an aromatic and versatile lemon cordial. If you’d rather let someone else do the syrup-making legwork for you, we recommend Royal Rose, an East-coast company that produces a wide range of classic and uniquely-flavored syrups perfect for cocktails.

Gin Sonic, featuring Suntory Roku Gin, Top Note Classic Tonic Water, and Top Note Club Soda No. 1. (Image credit: Steph Achter)

Take The Edge Off

If you find the classic G&T to be too bitter or boozy, try a lower-calorie, lower-ABV Gin Sonic, which swaps out half of the usual tonic water with club soda and cuts the booze down from a standard 2-ounce pour to 1.5 ounces.

Gin & Tonic with cold-pressed watermelon-strawberry-lemon juice.

Fruit & Vegetable Juices

Adding fruit or veggies to your G&T is an efficient way to add flavor, sweetness and acidity to your drink. We love using cold-pressed juice blends that include a citrus component like lime, lemon, grapefruit or orange. Fresh muddled produce is also a great option, but keep in mind that you may need to add sweetener or a squeeze of citrus to keep your drink balanced. In Alyssa Hughes’s Pineapple Gin & Tonic, she combines pineapple juice with orange bitters for a fancy tropical twist.

Seedlip's Garden & Tonic, featuring non-alcoholic gin and Top Note's Indian Tonic.

Zero-Proof

With the rise in popularity for zero-proof drinking options, non-alcoholic spirits are becoming more ubiquitous. Seedlip’s Garden & Tonic exemplifies how drinking a spirit-free cocktail can be a special and delicious experience without the annoying next-day hangover.


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