5 Iconic Gin and Tonic Recipes That You Need to Know About

5 Iconic Gin and Tonic Recipes That You Need to Know About

Gin and tonics are great for just about every occasion. And while they are quite simple to make, you’d be surprised to know that there are a slew of different variations to the gin and tonic. If you want to try these recipes out, then we’ve got just the thing for you. Here are five iconic gin and tonic recipes that you should know about.

Classic Gin and Tonic

You can’t go wrong with a classic gin and tonic. Typically served in a rock glass or highball glass, the classic gin and tonic is easy to make. Chill the glass and add large ice cubes. Pour the gin over the ice, squeezing one slice of lime into the glass as you pour. Add enough tonic water to fill one-third of the glass, and add the second slice of lime. Balance the ratio according to your preferences and enjoy your cocktail.

The Parisian

If you’re looking to try something different, then the Parisian may just be what you’re looking for. Mix one tablespoon of elderflower liqueur into a bottle of herbal gin (such as the Maharani). Add equal parts tonic water and champagne, garnish with a few sage leaves, and serve it in a chilled glass.

Grapefruit and Peppercorn

To create a grapefruit gin fizz: Fill a glass with ice. Add 30 ml of grapefruit juice and 30 ml of simple syrup. Then add 40 ml of gin and stir thoroughly. Add a slice of grapefruit and a handful of pink peppercorns, stir again, and serve.

Lavender Gin and Tonic

This refreshing drink is easy to make and perfect for a spring party! The purple hue is gorgeous. To make the drink, you’ll need gin, dried lavender, lime juice, tonic water, dried butterfly pea flowers, and a lemon. First, add four ounces of lime juice to 2 tablespoons of dried butterfly pea flowers and let the mixture sit for up to 24 hours. Next, combine 1.5 cups of gin and 2 tablespoons of dried lavender and let it sit for up to 24 hours. Finally, pour in the tonic water and stir.

Cranberry and Thyme Gin and Tonic

Lastly, here’s a recipe that you’ll want to keep in your back pocket for the holiday season. The cranberry and thyme gin and tonic is a great addition to any festive meal, thanks to its bright and refreshing flavours. Like other gin and tonics, it’s also incredibly easy to make as all you’ll really need to do is to make a batch of cranberry simple syrup and add it to your gin and tonic. To make cranberry simple syrup, all you need to do is to put cranberries, sugar, and water and a saucepan and let it simmer over medium heat. Once the cranberries are tender, let it cool and strain the mixture through fine-mesh. If you don’t have time to make the syrup yourself, you can also opt to buy a bottle of cranberry syrup from the store.


We hope this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you expand your gin and tonic repertoire. As you can see, there are a slew of different types of gin and tonics that you can easily prepare at home. Feel free to refer back to this article in preparation for your next gathering or party.

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