It is, drum roll…..my favorite day of the week again. And for the first time in 3 weeks I’m not on call, at work tomorrow. Yay for me 😁.
I’ve decided to lay off vodka a bit, especially after the vodka weekend I had, last weekend. We don’t want me becoming a vodka addict now, do we? 😉. So today I decided to go back to the Classic, and there’s a good reason this is one of the most famous drinks, Gin and Tonic. It is so refreshing, it’s definitely one of my summer drinks. But I wasn’t always a big fan. I’ve found my palate tolerating more and more bitter tastes with age. I’m not sure if it’s my palate getting wiser or it is my bitter tastebuds becoming extinct.
I tried it when I started drinking and didn’t like it. How I got to even try it again was actually by mistake. I was at my favorite sushi restaurant, where I used to go frequently after work to distress before heading home. I would drink vodka and ginger ale, surprise, surprise! But one afternoon my waitress gave me vodka with tonic water by mistake, and it was just what I needed, super refreshing. Then I ordered it again and again after that, completely fell in love with tonic water. Then I tried the tonic with gin, it was a bit bitter so I added some lime cordial and that became my new drink. And it goes so well with sushi.
Moral of the story, I’ve grown to appreciate the fuss over gin and tonic. But today I’m adding one of my favorite ingredients in my cupboard, ginger liqueur. So it’s Ginger liqueur with Gin and Tonic, and summer fruits absorbing all that bitterness and alcohol. The fruit becomes toxicatingly tasty afterwards, love it!😊
What do you need?
Summer fruits- I have peaches, apricots and pears.
Lime cordial( optional)- if you’d like it a bit sweeter.
What to do?
In a glass, preferably a high ball or a beer glass, put in a few slices of sliced fruit, then add ice to the brim. Don’t worry the alcohol will melt it very fast. Then add 50 ml of gin, 30 ml of ginger liquer and top with tonic water. Put in the rest of the fruits after. You can top with a splash of lime to counteract the bitterness of the gin and tonic..