THE DUKE Gin Tonic
Put all ingredients in a long drink glass with ice and garnish with an orange zest.
Tip: Of course a DUKE Tonic can be garnished with many other citrus fruits. However, the aromas of orange peel go excellently with the botanicals of THE DUKE Gin. One of the 13 herbs used in the recipe is orange blossom. By adding the orange peel to the gin & tonic, the drink is perfectly rounded off and tastes fantastic.
5 TIPS FOR THE PERFECT GIN AND TONIC
Seldom has a topic been covered so extensively at the bar – the Gin&Tonic expert talk! There is actually not much to say at all. Here we would like to share with you our How-To for the perfect GinTonic.
1. THE GIN
No matter whether classic dry gin, sloe gin or old tom gin. The main ingredient and flavour carrier of a Gin&Tonic is gin. These vary from mild and sweet floral to real juniper powerhouses. THE DUKE Gin is a classic dry gin, produced using 13 pure organic botanicals, without any additives such as sugar. The juniper flavour is clearly in the foreground, supported by floral and spicy components and rounded off by classic Bavarian elements: Hops & Malt
2. IT’S ALL IN THE MIXTURE
The mixing ratio must be right! Not too little gin, not too much tonic water and vice versa. The drink consists of two main ingredients and that’s why it’s so important that the balance is right. Our recommendation: 4 cl THE DUKE Gin on 10 cl Tonic Water.
3. ICE, LOTS OF ICE
Unfortunately the subject ice is underestimated and misunderstood way too often! It is often falsely claimed that less ice = a less watered down drink. But it is exactly the other way round. The rule is use lots of ice! The more ice cubes in the glass, the smaller the risk of the gin and tonic being watering down. Because the whole drink can cool down really nicely. So the drink doesn’t water down in the glas or at least a lot slower.
4. THE TONIC WATER
There are basically two main characteristics of tonic water: There are basically two main characteristics of tonic water: 1. the taste: the range of aromas extends from fresh, citrusy notes to tart tastes with herbal nuances. 2. the carbonation: not every tonic water has the same amount of bubbles. There are huge differences here, from slightly bubbly to very sparkling.
Our tip: a strong tonic water is perfect with a strong gin. It is important that the tonic water still lets the gin have its say and does not drown it.
5. THE GARNISH
Orange, lemon, cucumber, herbs or many other citrus zests. The garnish should not only look pretty, it should also round off & support the gin tonic as a whole. The aim of the garnish should be to emphasize the character of the gin and ideally round it off in such a way that the entire taste spectrum is highlighted. THE DUKE Gin goes best with orange, to be more precise orange zest (orange peel). Its essential oils support the floral note of the orange blossom, which is included in the recipe.
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Have fun mixing it yourself!