Thursday, 16 August 2012
Gin & Tonic—Hold The Ice?
He had an answer for this quandary (or rather his wife did), and that was to keep the gin, and glass in the freezer and the lemon and tonic water really well chilled. I actually go as far as to leave the tonic in the freezer for 10 minutes* before serving.
When you want your drink you simply pour the chilled ingredients into the chilled glass and forego the ice.
Delicious, I am fast becoming a convert to keeping gin and tonic glasses in the freezer. Perfectly chilled drink whose cooling effects continue even after you have swallowed the liquid. The slightly fruity Larry's gin put a new spin on this classic drink, but it is still crisp and dry and obviously a gin & tonic.
On such a hot day it is a welcome refreshment.
*Any longer than ten minutes and you risk an exploding bottle or burst can and a real mess in your freezer, so get an adult to help you.