Tag: gin and tonic

5 cocktails that will not ruin your diet

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To get in shape without sacrificing the ability to drink a delicious cocktail with friends is great to have on hand these recipes of cleansing cocktails to prepare on any occasion.

B-Tox Tonic

If you like gin and tonic, this recipe will be very useful. The red grapefruit is rich in vitamins and helps activating the hepatic metabolism, so that will help you burn fat, while parsley helps eliminating toxins.

Ingredients:

  • 75 millilitres gin
  • The juice of ½ red grapefruit
  • 1 sprig fresh parsley
  • Schweppes tonic low in calories to taste

Preparation:

  1. Put the ingredients in a previously chilled glass, garnish with the sprig of parsley and add crushed ice.

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The London Gin Nº1: a Distilled Gin gin native of England with an alcohol proof of 47º.

 

 

The Ascetic

The ginger in this cocktail favours the elimination of toxins, maple syrup is an excellent cleanser and green tea, in addition to having anti-cancer properties, is part of all cleansing diets.

Ingredients:

  • 75 millilitres melon liqueur
  • 30 millilitres green tea
  • 15 millilitres lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 5 grams ginger
  • 5 mint leaves

Preparation:

  1. Add all the ingredients to the shaker, shake and serve in a tall glass.

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Teichenné Melón: a drink of the liquors & creams category made in Spain and 20º of alcohol. 

 

 

Spanish “Tinto de verano”

It is called in different ways but the ingredients are always lemon soda, red wine and lemon juice. Be sure to prepare it at home.

Ingredients:

  • 90 millilitres red wine
  • 60 millilitres lemon soda
  • 1 dash lemon juice

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Barón de Ley Reserva 2010: a red wine from Rioja made with tempranillo and cabernet sauvignon of 2010 and 13.5º of alcohol strength. 

 

 

Preparation:

  1. Pour all the ingredients into a previously chilled glass and enjoy.

Daiquiri Light

Substitute the sugar for a sweetener, use rum, fruit smoothie and a little lemon juice to simulate the original Daiquiri and decrease the amount of calories.

Ingredients:

  • 45 millilitres white rum
  • 15 millilitres lemon
  • Sweetener to taste
  • Fruit smoothie to taste

Preparation:

  1. Mix the ingredients and serve in a short glass or cocktail glass.

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Rum Plantation 3 Star White:  a rum native of Jamaica with an alcohol content of 41.2º. 

 

 

Champagne cocktail with red berries

This cocktail has a delicious sweet taste.

Ingredients:

  • 6 sugar cubes
  • 6 tablespoons Angostura (optional)
  • 1 green lemon peel
  • 200 grams red berries (strawberries, raspberries or blackberries)
  • 750 millilitres cold champagne

Preparation:

  1. Place a sugar cube on the champagne flute glass and add a dash of Angostura.
  2. Cut the lemon peel into thin slices.
  3. Distribute the red fruits in the glasses and fill them with champagne.

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Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial: a sparkling wine from Champagne made with pinot noir and pinot meunier and presents an alcohol content of 12º. T

 

 

*Image: Pat Doke (flickr)

The secret of a perfect gin tonic? A perfect gin

A perfect gin tonic has just one secret to hide. Or perhaps two. Firstly, we need a gin of good quality. Secondly it is important that the mixture doesn’t predominate the original flavours of the gin: nor fancy tonics nor random condiments. Just quality and simplicity, and then enjoy it!

Classic gin tonic

To create an authentic version of this cocktail, it is recommendable to choose a classic gin like Seagrams or Tanqueray which is predominated by notes of juniper berry. 

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  • a shot of Seagrams gin
  • a bottle of Fever Tree tonic
  • ice made of low-mineral water
  • a lemon
  • four or five juniper berries 

Preparation:

First of all, we fill a balloon glass with ice. After that we cut a stripe of lemon peel (separating the white zest), squeeze it into the glass, sweep it along the edge of the glass and and then add the ice. Afterwards we mash some juniper berries without busting them and also place them into the balloon glass. After having laced the gin, we finally pour over the tonic water smoothly. Help yourself with a braided spoon to serve it more easily!

Citric gin tonic 

For this recipe, it is recommendable to choose a gin with citric notes as p.e. Citadelle: A gin which offers not only a convincing lemon touch, but also a smooth and aromatic flavour.

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  • a shot of Citadelle gin
  • a bottle of Fever Tree Lemon tonic
  • ice made of low-mineral water
  • an orange

 

Preparation:

First of all, we fill a balloon glass with ice. After that we cut a stripe of orange peel (separating the white zest), squeeze it into the glass, sweep it along the edge of the glass and then add the ice. After having laced the gin, we finally pour over the tonic water smoothly. Help yourself with a braided spoon to serve it more easily!

Floral gin tonic

The floral touch will be provided by using a gin like Bulldog which is predominated by botancis as poppy seeds and longan. You can also add some dried leaves of lavender, orange flower and roses.

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  • a shot of Bulldog gin
  • a bottle of Boyan tonic water
  • ice made of low-mineral water
  • a moderated quantity of dried leaves of lavender, orange flower and roses

Preparation:

First of all, we fill a balloon glass with ice. After that we add the dried leaves of lavender, orange flower and roses. After having laced the gin, we finally pour over the tonic water smoothly. Help yourself with a braided spoon to serve it more easily! We let it rest for a moment to hydrate the leaves and serve it.

 

 

 

 

Now you just have to enjoy your gin tonic. Let yourself be overwhelmed by this fresh and special palate. Cheers!

 

 

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Seagram’s Gin

 

 

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Gin Citadelle

 

 

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Bulldog

 

 

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Fever Tree

Flavoured gins

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Gin is a distillation of barley grain, in which juniper berries and botanicals components such as cardamom or Angelica are included to give the characteristic features (freshness, smoothness, softness, … ) of this famous drink.

Until recently the standard was rated according to its purity. The softer gin was a better quality. But the craze for gin and tonics, the emergence of new brands and the need to differentiate between them has led to the emergence of new gins on the market whose principal characteristic are some main ingredient which makes the combination with tonic different, original and inviting.

First came the Gin G’Vine Floraison prepared by distilling wine alcohol instead of grain alcohol, and therefore with different aromas, halfway between gin and other distillates with great tradition in France as the Cognac and Armagnac.

Then the Saffron Gin, a gin flavored with saffron, which stains a characteristic amber color.

Today there are many gins that have their distinctive characteristics, which mean that there are many variants for a tonic as a consumer. How do you like the gin and tonic? What flavors do you prefer? Today we show you five gins to prepare a different gin and tonic:

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Gin G’Vine Floraison

 

 

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Saffron Gin

The best summer Gin and Tonic

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The Gin and Tonic has greatly evolved since the time tonic was introduced to the market as a cure for malaria. This drink with gin was invented by the British army to celebrate their victories. Today there are countless recipes and this cocktail managed to change and become more complex and sophisticated with the passing of the years.

The Gin and Tonic in all its variations is an ideal drink to enjoy and relax this summer. We can find suitable options for all tastes, from simple and classic to fruity, floral and fresh. This drink is still consumed in every corner of the world; its fame does not seem to decrease. A good Gin and Tonic requires a gin of excellent quality. The presentation is also a factor that should not be overlooked when it comes to delight our guests.

A Gin and Tonic that one must make this summer is the June & Tonic. Ready to learn how to make it?

  • 50ml of gin
  • 200ml of tonic water
  • 2 physalis

Its flavor and floral aroma will be the perfect mix of freshness and sophistication.

You can also try the Gin & Tonic of G’Vine:

  • 50 ml of G’Vine Nouaison or floral gin
  • 200 ml of tonic water
  • a thin sheet of ginger root
  • sanguine orange slice

For those who enjoy the refreshing citrus flavors, it’s time to have a Kamm & Sons:

  •  200 ml of tonic water 1724
  • 50 ml of Kamm & Sons (with ginseng)
  • 1 dash of elderflower cordial

This drink will be ideal to stimulate appetite and blood clearance thanks to the benefits of ginseng, and at the same time it will be an excuse for sharing something cool and refreshing with friends.

In these recipes you will find the key to enjoy the Gin and Tonic with premium ingredients this summer and It will also inspire you to make your own drinks and surprise everyone.

Want to try the best Gin and Tonics this summer? Then we recommend:

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Gin Gordon’s 1L

 

 

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Gin Xoriguer 1L

Gourmet Tonics, explosion of flavours

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These new tonics are artisan elaboration, offering new tastes such as quinine, flowers, fruits like apples and other spices such as vanilla that brings a light touch to the palate.

One of the biggest differences with the classical tonic is that they haven’t got as much sugar. Some have even incorporated some alcohol and an extra natural quinine taste imported from South American countries offering a high quality.

Thanks to this innovation, they bring diversity in tonic when it comes to mix it. For example, gourmet gin and tonic is now different with many more flavours, sweeter and tastier, by the amount of spices and mixtures of ingredients that brings to the gin.

The new in tonic are aimed at a diverse public although at first are chosen by connoisseurs who take it before lunch or mid afternoon. They have the advantage of going great with a lot of diverse food, a refreshing element that helps to lower heavy meals.

The level and quality of premium tonic differentiates them from the traditional, so you’ll get hooked to the flavor and it is worth paying more to enjoy this drink that’s becoming more popular.

New gourmet tonic:

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To the typical ingredients of Quinine, carbonated water and citric acid pink pepper is added, which is mixed with the citric flavors, quite uncommon in these types of drinks.

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One of the most popular premium. We get surprised by a sweet taste and citrus fruits that compose it like orange and lemon. Artisan and made without artificial flavors, because a natural taste is sought, Ideal for mixing with various liquors such as vodka or gin.

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