Gin dare we say Gin brings the world today. Okay perhaps Gin did win any world wars, nor has it been used in any acts of diplomacy- to the best of our knowledge but neither the less, gin is universally loved. We have become a little enthralled with how Gin drinking differs around the world. Let us set the scene, it was a Saturday afternoon, and we were enjoying a drink with friends, some friends from the states, some from Europe and beyond and it got us to thinking, is Gin culture as varied as the drink itself? So we embarked on a journey of discovery, doing what we do best at ILoveGin.com- We talked gin with the best gin bars around the world!
‘If 3/4 of your gin and tonic is tonic, make sure you use the best’.
Fever-Tree is one of the top tonic brands leading the way to produce high quality mixers for outstanding spirits. And that is exactly why ILoveGin loves Fever-Tree. They now have a whole new line of low calorie mixers called the ‘Refreshingly Light’ range…
Tailored Tonics are hand-crafted tonic waters lovingly made in small batches by Inginius. They use the finest natural ingredients to complement and enhance fine gins. There are so many different styles of gin available now that each tonic is tailored for different flavour profiles!
Originally Dutch but born in the UK, Double Dutch tonic is the result of the love for superlative drinks and excellent concoctions. Science is to thank for the unusual ingredient pairings in the super-fancy-looking bottles.
A sense of beauty and playful imagination or – as the Japanese would call it – “Bikan Yuso”, is the secret ingredient that makes Merchant’s Heart sprit enhancers outstanding. They are the product of scientific research and master mixology – every flavour in the collection is designed to perfectly complement a particular spirit, and elevate drinking and drink-making to a whole new level of enjoyment.
These mixers were designed to let the gin sing! Bottlegreen mixers are the perfect accompaniment to your favourite premium gin. By enhancing and enriching the qualities in the high-end spirits, Bottlegreen tonic waters work in harmony to create the most refreshing and delicious drinks.
Established in 1896 but refreshed in 2016, the London Essence Company is the first “all-light” mixer collection. Delicately light, with naturally sourced sweetness, this allows the distinct notes of its spirit partner to shine through.
Have you heard of this one before? Probably not. Why? Because it is so new that you can’t even buy it yet! This is the tonic water for True Gin Connoisseurs and Distillers to deliver the full taste experience of the botanicals in the Gin. Distillers Tonic has a subtle flavour profile, super-smooth, with just enough lemon and lime zing to ensure the individual flavours of the Gin shine through.
Although we, G&T people, love to keep our favourite tipple simple, these variations HAVE to be tried. Herbs and spices can really bring out the flavours of the botanicals in the gin and make your G&T a whole lot brighter and bolder.