The classic gin and tonic is known as one of the most famous staple British drinks to enjoy, being appreciated especially during the warmer months. However, it can be difficult to create the perfect variation of this drink - as there are many different adaptations. Therefore, here at Vemacity, we have put together this guide to help you create the perfect concoction that you are guaranteed to love.
Choose your gin wisely
With so many different types of gin out there, it can be difficult trying to make this crucial decision, as this makes the base of your drink. You really need to take into consideration that more expensive bottle of gin does not necessarily mean better gin, in terms of quality and taste. The decision of what range of gin to purchase comes down completely to your liking, based on your personal palate.
Pick your tonic
At Vemacity, we believe that the tonic you choose is just as important as the gin. This is because the tonic amounts to three-quarters of the entire beverage, so it needs to really enhance the flavour. A lot of cheap tonic waters tend to contain soda water with a quinine flavouring, so it is essential to choose a premium variety that complements the gin.
As an example, London Dry Gin is one of the more common types of gin and is blended with botanicals, mainly juniper. This gin would pair exceptionally well with natural Indian tonic water - as the classic flavour is not masked. On the other hand, there are a number of sweeter and more citrusy flavoured gins, which pair better with natural light tonic water.
The perfect amount of ice
Ice is a very important aspect of your gin and tonic and many believe it is crucial that your glass is as cold as possible to ensure the perfect refreshment. It makes the gin cocktails more pleasant to taste, as the ice dulls the effect of alcohol in your mouth.
When making the drink, ice should be rock-hard and absolutely frozen - as well as being of the highest quality to avoid bad-tasting dilution. By also packing the ice to the brim, it will melt more slowly and allow the individual to enjoy their drink for longer.
The right glass
Choosing the right glass is an incredibly important aspect of your gin and tonic experience, as it can allow you to take in all the fragrant botanicals in the gin. We often recommend purchasing high-quality balloon gin glasses, such as the range of gin glasses on our website. We have a number of Copa de Balon glasses, which are bulbous in shape, like a balloon - with the classic design dating back to the 1700s in the Basque region of Northern Spain.
Our Copa gin glasses have been crafted to release the intense botanical aromas from your gin and tonic, unlocking a more intense taste experience. Our gin glasses on Amazon, and our site, also have a wide top-diameter, which serves to release the intense botanical aromas packed in your gin.
We are an incredibly dedicated team of individuals who established the business based on a passion for great gin. We set out to create specialist barware which elevates the experience of drinking gin at home. Each of our gorgeous gin balloon glasses is expertly designed and are each presented in a stylish gift box - which is guaranteed to dazzle you.
If you would like any more information regarding our wonderful G&T glasses, please do not hesitate to visit the Vemacity website today. We also have a dedicated FAQ page which may be able to help you if you have any questions regarding our Copa glasses sets.