My drink of choice is a gin and tonic. I love them winter, spring, summer, or fall. They are so refreshing and I love the herbal nuances of the gin and tonic together. I am really not picky about my gin and tonics, but when I decided to try some high end tonic water, we decided we needed high end gin to go with it.
We settled on Hendrick’s Gin. I’ve included a link to their site because it reminds me of Monty Python! I love it! There I learned that Hendrick’s Gin is made with the usual herbal infusions, plus they add a rose petal/cucumber infusion! It really is delightful and when sipped next to a lesser brand, there is no comparison. It was the perfect gin to go in our fancy gin and tonic.
The whole idea of a fancy gin and tonic came about because on a whim, I picked up this Q Tonic Superior Tonic Water. I had read that making your own tonic is amazing and that once you taste it, you can never go back to cheap tonic water. Since finding some of the ingredients to make your own is not that easy, I decided to check out this tonic water. Oh. My. Gosh. So, this is what tonic water is supposed to taste like?! So much flavor, all herbaceous and heady.
What’s that saying about the sum of the parts greater than the whole – or something like that (I am forever butchering sayings – like when I said, “He spilled the cat out of the beans.”) Anyway, taken separately the gin is amazing and the tonic water is amazing, put together and you have a gin and tonic fit for kings and queens or fifty-something bloggers living in Soddy Daisy, TN, whatever.