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The healthier version of Gin and Tonic that has been up and coming in the US is the Gin and Sonic. Thanks to the great Japanese tradition of the Highball, the gin sonic is a half/half mix of club soda and tonic water as the mixer, with a well selected gin. This makes this a refreshing spin on the classic. It happens to be lower in sugar and therefore a bit more elevated of a cocktail experience.
Here is our recipe!
In a highball glass that is well chilled add;
2 oz high quality Japanese gin (Roku by Suntori is our choice)
2 oz TNT Club No 1
2 oz TNT Classic Tonic Water
With a bar spoon, stir gently.
Serve with a salty snack before a summer meal!
- 2 ounces gin
- 1/2 ounce lime juice (fresh)
- 4 ounces club soda (enough to fill)
- Garnish: 1 lime wedge
This classic cocktail dating back to the turn of the century is only better with Top Note club no 1. Enhances the lime and the gin sweetness. Enjoy on a hot hot day!
I'm not bitter, Your bitter - Hotel Madrid, Milwaukee, WI
1.5 oz. Rehorst Gin
.25 oz. Vermu de Bodegon (Or Sweet Vermouth of Your Choosing)
4 oz Top Top Note Bitter Lemon Tonic
Glass: G&T Goblet or Rocks Garnish: Mint Sprig, 2 Orange Wheels, 3 Blackberries Fill glass with Ice. Pour in Rehorst Gin, Vermouth, and top with Top Note Bitter Lemon Tonic. Garnish with 2 Orange Wheels inserted into sides of glass, a Sprig of woke Mint (Mint sprig lightly tapped on the back of your hand), and 3 Blackberries.
Pear Vodka and Tonic
Try this fall twist on Vodka and Tonic. Can also work with Gin!
1.5 oz Pear Soaked Vodka
3 - 5 oz Top Note Classic Tonic
Soak 2 Bosc Pears in a 1/2 bottle of vodka for 1 week. Strain and use for recipe. Add Pear Vodka and Top Note Classic Tonic to a rocks glass. Ice and Serve. May be garnished with a pear slice and star anise.
Photo Credit - Wegmans Stores
Indian Summer - Inspired by AVEC Chicago
1 oz Master’s Gin
1 oz Ferreria white port
3 oz Top Note Indian Tonic Water
2 slices muddled blood orange
1 lime wedge muddled
Combine all ingredients except for Top Note Indian Tonic Water in highball glass. Fill with ice and top with Top Note Indian Tonic Water.
Spanish G&T - Inspired by Barcelona
1.5 - 2 oz Floral or Savory Gin (Hendricks or Mahon are good)
3.5 oz Top Note Indian Tonic
3 Cucumber Wheels
Build drink in a wine goblet. Add gin, 2 droppers orange bitters (Angostura), 3 cucumber wheels, spritz 1 lemon peel, drop into glass, and add a few juniper berries as final garnish. Ice in Goblet, add tonic along the side of ice. Stir to disperse.
Orange peel, strawberry, hibiscus flower, rosemary sprig etc. Be adventurous. Enhance the gin the way you feel most inspired!