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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!
If you need a digestivo that is lighter and brighter after a summer barbecue, try an Amaro Tonic. We call this one Venetian Mask. Popular in Venice, where the heat and the close quarters of summer tourists can be consuming, you may find yourself in a little corner bar unknown to the world. Celebrate this find! A spritz is likely to be served, over ice, if you ask, the server will make an Amaro Tonic, a similar feel to spritz, and a little less boozy. Prepare this for dinner or after dinner, a great treat!
In Collins glass or wine glass build drink;
1.75 oz Amaro - We Like Cardomaro, a wine based Amaro. Or Amaro Nonino as a sweet, luxury.
3-4 oz Indian Tonic Water
Lemon wheel garnish
Piston - Pisco Tonic
1.5 oz Catan Pisco
3 oz Top Note Indian Tonic water
Grapefruit or Lemon Wedge Garnish
Pisco, a brandy (distilled grape wine) from South America, makes an excellent foil for the heat of summer. Instead of a Pisco Sour, try a Pisco Tonic, or Piston to spice up the BBQ. And for the Ginger Beer fans, try this with Ginger Beer instead of Tonic if you prefer!
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.
TNT; Tequlia and Tonic
A simple way to enjoy tequila without the calories of margarita
1.5 - 2 oz Tequila (Blanco or Reposado)
4 oz Top Note Classic Tonic
Build in a rocks glass with one large ice cube. Garnish with grapefruit wedge or lime wedge. Sip and enjoy! Our freinds at Ray's Wine and Spirits called this their "New Favorite"!
The Cool Collected One
Sometimes a G&T sounds great, but you suddenly realized you have to stay level and cool & collected for your party of guests. Try this simple "hack" to get the Gin flavor you want but with a juice press you can make at home!
4 oz Top Note Classic Tonic Water
2 oz savory juice press (see below)
2 dashes bitters
Juniper Berries, Lime Wheel, Cucumber Wheel garnish
Build drink as you would a G&T, but instead of Gin add Juice Press. Garnish as you wish with Cucumbers or Lime.
If going for fancy, in a large balloon goblet, add a lime wheel and cucumber wheels first into the glass, add 2 dashes bitters, and build drink on top. Add ice. This makes a "pink drink" but builds fantastic flavor as the drinks sits and ice melts. Enjoy!
Juice Press: Blend 2 cucumbers, 3 stalks celery, 1 fresh lemon juiced in a blender. Pour into a cheesecloth and strain pulp. Save in a ball jar for up two 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Non Alcoholic Gin and Tonic
Let's get this down...No longer do we have to buy gin to drink Gin and Tonic! Thanks to brands like Seedlip. So try it!
4 oz of Top Note Classic Tonic
1.5 oz Seedlip Garden
Photo by https://www.gastronomblog.com/
Spritz Italiano_Sans Alcohol
How about a Spritz? Bitter and refreshing, the alcohol isn't needed in this version...
4 oz Top Note Indian Tonic
4 oz San Bitter (S Pelligrino)
2 shakes Angostura Bitters (Optional)
Lime and Orange Slices
In a large balloon glass, mix the first two ingredients, bitters and stir. Drop in slices of lime and orange. Add ice. Drink and enjoy!
Photo Credit Sofabfood https://sofabfood.com/aperol-spritz-classic-cocktail/
Basil Cucumber Smash
Fresh basil - 3 - 5 leaves
Fresh Cucumber - 5 slices
Sugar Cube (optional)
Angostura orange bitters - 3- 5 shakes
5 oz Top Note Indian Tonic Water
In a cocktail shaker, muddle cucumber, basil, sugar cube, and bitters. Add ice and shake. Strain into a rocks glass. Add Top Note Indian Tonic and Ice. Garnish with a Cucumber slice and basil if desired.
White Port and Tonic
Makes 2 drinks
1/2 cup White Port
6 - 8 oz Top Note Indian Tonic water or Bitter Lemon Soda
1/2 of a lemon squeezed
Mix all ingredients in a pitcher. Squeeze 1/2 lemon into pitcher. Stir gently and serve in rocks glass or collins glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge and sprig of Thyme or Rosemary.
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