THE GROWN UP GIN AND TONIC: 10 Twists On The Classic Cocktail Recipe

September 5, 2016


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The gin and tonic is a staple libation. It is one of the most basic recipes of the classic cocktails – a drink that originated as a treatment for malaria, believe it or not. But whether drinking Gin and Tonic for the quinine – or just the fun of it; these ten recipes will be sure to please.

Introducing 10 recipes that twist on the classic Gin and Tonic!



classic gin and tonic recipe

Master the Classic Gin and Tonic

First things first. Before you go on and deviate from the classic, you’ll need to master it. Check out this article which breaks down all of the staple ingredients of a Gin and Tonic, and taste test your way to the Masterclass. [RECIPE]



rose cardamom hendricks gin and tonic recipe

Cardamom Rose Gin + Tonic

A feminine, floral take on the classic cocktail. This recipe truly brings out the hints of cucumber and rose that are infused in Hendrick’s gin – to make a cocktail that is lighter and offers a more refreshing tone than it’s standard cousin. [RECIPE]


elderflower gin and tonic recipe

St. Germain Gin + Tonic

This Recipe only slightly deviates from the classic Gin + Tonic recipe with the addition of St. Germain. St. Germain is an elderflower liquer that is light and tangy floral. [RECIPE]


rosemary gin and tonic

Rosemary Infused Gin + Tonic

This recipe was crafted for cold winter nights. It gives directions on how to craft a rosemary infused simple syrup. With notes of sweet honey and pine, this drink is perfect for a cold night, or just dressing up a classic Gin + Tonic. [RECIPE]



limoncello gin with thyme

Limoncello Gin Cocktail with Grilled Thyme

Limoncello is a lemon-infused liqueur. Though it is not a tonic, this recipe offers simple notes and flavors so similar to the classic Gin + Tonic recipe that we had to include it. And, the grilled sprigs of fresh time elevate this cocktail. How could we not? [RECIPE]




Blood Orange Gin + Tonic

This twist on the classic Gin + Tonic recipe uses the citrus-y zing of a blood orange to add flavour (and color)! This simple cocktail is perfect for a festive party, or drinks on the patio! [RECIPE]




Grapefruit Thyme Gin Martini

This classy libation combines fresh grapefruit with St. Germain for a grown-up gin cocktail. Topped with a grapefruit wedge and a sprig of fresh thyme to up the ante. [RECIPE]




Elderflower Gin + Tonic

This cocktail is a Spanish take on the traditional cocktail. With notes of grapefruit and elderflower finished off with fresh juniper berries and a rosemary spring. Talk about fancy. [RECIPE]



sparkling cucumber mint gin tonic recipe

Cucumber Mint Gin + Tonic

Refreshment in a glass. This Gin + Tonic recipe gets a cucumber, lime, and fresh mint makeover. [RECIPE]




Coconut Gin + Tonic

Get tropical with this Coconut water infused Gin + Tonic recipe. A refreshing spin, perfect for the end of summer. [RECIPE]





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