If you're thinking a hot G&T is a bit of a novelty, then you couldn't be more wrong!
Hot Gin and Tonic has been a true English delight since the early 1800's. Indeed, the first written recipe for a hot G&T was during the London 'Frost Fairs' of the 1800's, when Londoners used to set up markets and fairs on the frozen Thames river. Yep, winters were way way colder back in 1800's London!
Hot Gin with Rhubarb and Elderflower
A really fun alternative to mulled wine. A hot G&T will warm you from the inside, as well as put a smile on your face.
50ml 'ROOBEE' Rhubarb Gin
Tonic Syrup (Jack Rudy Elderflower)
125ml almost-boiling water
Cranberries (fresh or dried)
Grab yourself a small mug or shatter resistant glass.
Boil the kettle, but pour the hot water into the mug just before it's boiled (around 80 degrees) which is still super hot, but not absolutely boiling that it risks bruising the gin and tonic syrup. The optimum amount of hot water is 125ml (around half a standard size mug).
Now, add the tonic syrup (we opt for Elderflower to give it a lovely sweet freshness).
Next up the star of the show... add in 50ml of your 'ROOBEE' Rhubarb Gin.
Give it a stir.
Add in a cinnamon stick (if you want to be super fancy, burn one end with a lighter or match and blow it out, before placing the non burnt end into your drink).
Last but not least, drop in a few cranberries to finish.
Sit back and enjoy your hot G&T!