08 August 2014 by

How To Make The Most Stylish Gin And Tonic This Summer

GALLERY: What You Need To Make The Most Stylish Gin And Tonic

1. GIN-SPIRATION

It is incredibly important you choose a good quality gin. Drinks expert [a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/joeldram">Joel Harrison[/a] of [a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/weheartwhisky">Caskstrength Creative[/a] tells us, “Simply ordering a gin and tonic is like getting dressed in the dark. You should always know which brand of gin you would like in your G&T.”

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-18180.aspx">Bombay Sapphire East Dry[/a] gin gives a hint of spice and a touch of citrus.

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-8991.aspx">Beefeater 24[/a] is made in the heart of London and contains two different types of tea, Japanese sencha tea and Chinese green tea which adds an oriental feel which is perfect for summer sipping. The true G&Tea if you will!

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-2269.aspx">Martin Miller's Gin[/a] uses only traditional botanicals and is blended with extra-pure Icelandic spring water, which gives a beautifully soft, delecate and fragrant gin.

2. THE PERFECT TONIC

The world of tonic has experienced huge growth in recent years. As it makes up the majority of your drink it is crucial you also choose a good one.

Brand new kid on the block Bermondsey Tonic Water (above) is the brain child of Nick Crispini (proprietor of hipster haven 214 Bermondsey) and Lawrence Mason. Handmade with natural quinine, citric acid, sugar and water it makes sure the gin is at the forefront of your drink.
   

3. ZESTY!

Unwaxed lemons and limes are perfect for summer but if you fancy a more savoury flavour try cucumber (made famous by Hendricks) or for something a little more Wallis Simpson, an olive. Go to Natoora online for fantastic [a target="_blank" href="http://www.natoora.co.uk/shop/fruit/citrus-fruits/large-unwaxed-amalfi-lemons/prod16908.html">Amalfi lemons.[/a]

4. ICE ICE BABY

Good quality ice will make a huge difference to your G&T. Wow your guests with a crystal clear ice ball made with the brand new [a target="_blank" href="http://www.masterofmalt.com/barware/wintersmiths/wintersmiths-ice-baller-kit-bar-ware/">Wintersmiths Ice Baller Kit [/a]£74.95 from Master of Malt.

5. THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

The taller the better for an elegant G&T and we here at Grazia love the [a target="_blank" href="http://www.heals.co.uk/invt/739625?Source=119_74&gclid=CNL-n5Cy8r8CFeTItAodoU0Ang">LSA Bar Long Drink Glasses[/a] £36.00 for a set of 4, Heals. If you are keen to use your ice balls a more petite old fashioned glass is great we like [a target="_blank" href="http://www.heals.co.uk/invt/739643?Source=119_74&gclid=CMf4hpuy8r8CFVIPtAod6QcAsg">LSA Bar Tumbler Clear [/a]£36.00 for a set of 4, Heals.

This summer, the Rosewood (London's newest ultra luxury hotel) has partnered with iconic gin brand Bombay Sapphire to transform their sundrenched Courtyard Terrace into an alfresco ‘Bombay Sapphire Ultimate Gin & Tonic Terrace’ (Below). Grazia sent Victoria Grier along to see what all the fuss was about and pick up top tips for making the perfect gin and tonic at home.

Inspired by Bombay Sapphire’s 10 exotic botanical ingredients and the journey taken to far flung corners of the earth to source them, the six week long pop-up experience will allow discerning drinkers to celebrate and creatively explore the regions travelled.


Whilst lounging under a Bombay blue awning with candle-lit lanterns this must-visit summer destination showcases a varied menu of cocktail twists based on ‘The Ultimate Gin & Tonic’. You can enjoy a sensory journey through the Mediterranean, Africa, China and Indonesia, gin-style. Mmmmm delicious.


The Bombay Sapphire Ultimate Gin & Tonic Terrace is open Tuesday 22nd July - Friday 29th August.




Follow Vic on Twitter @VicGrier.

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