I just don’t think there is another cocktail as classic as a Gin & Tonic. So simple, and therefore so changed by the brand of gin used as well as the quality of the tonic. Always choose carefully when preparing a recipe with only 2 main ingredients. Our new Gin & Tonic candle is a nod to this old standby. It is crisp and bright.
However, every once in awhile we just need to veer off the beaten path a bit and try something new. Give this update a try, and see if you agree that a fresh twist sometimes is even better.
Now, I am not saying I am going to forget about the classic Gin & Tonic. No, there is room for both of these versions in my bar menu. Variety is the spice of life!
- 6-8 fresh blueberries
- 4 large basil leaves
- 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons agave nectar
- 3 ounces gin
- 4 ounces tonic water
- Fresh basil and blueberries for garnish
- Place the blueberries, basil leaves, lemon juice and agave in the bottom of a cocktail glass. Muddle together with a wooden spoon or muddler. Fill the glass with ice and add the gin and tonic. Stir well. Garnish with a blueberry stir stick and a sprig of fresh basil if desired.