There’s nothing like a cool glass of gin and tonic, no matter what time of the year it is. But as soon as summer hits, gin is often out in full swing – due to being widely beloved by many in the hot summer sun. But, despite the delicious taste of a classic gin and tonic, you may find that the prospect of a gin and tonic can become less inviting after a while. Not to worry, we’ve got the perfect thing for you – some of the best tips to add a little extra flavour to your gin this summer.
One of the best ways to add some extra flavour to your gin and tonic is to introduce a few garnishes. The usual garnish tends to be a lemon or lime, but by substituting them with something a little more exciting, you can bring a whole new flavour profile to your drink. Whether it’s fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme or sweet fruits like strawberries, blackberries, dried banana slices, garnishes give more dimensions to the flavour – and can help to make your G&T more adaptable to the seasons.
Changing the garnish can make your gin and tonic perfect for all different seasons. For example, opting for a more exotic option like star anise or cinnamon can actually make your gin perfect for a wintery evening. For more on this, have a look at our blog on 3 Ways to Make Gin Perfect for the Winter Season.
With the many different types of flavoured gin, from pink – a popular choice this summer – to sloe, there’s plenty of flavour profiles to pick from when it comes to your favourite tipple. However, this summer season seems to be favouring the intense flavours of orange in gin. Plenty of brands have already cottoned onto this one, with gins like Whitley Neill Blood Orange Gin, Beefeater Blood Orange, Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla and Malfy Gin all featuring a bold orange flavour. Switching to an infused spirit gives your gin a tangy but refreshing revamp, with minimal effort on your part.
Adding in a couple of extra little bits to your gin can actually change the way that you enjoy it entirely, and we’re sure after trying some of these easy cocktail recipes you might even be reluctant to make the switch back to a classic gin and tonic! From simple fruit juices like apple and cranberry to a tiny splash of pomegranate and rose cordial, you can transform the way it tastes with a few easy additions.
For a refreshing twist on a gin and tonic, add mint, lemon, and elderflower cordial, and finish by topping up with prosecco or tonic – a little extra effort for a lovely summer treat.
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