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The gin & tonic and its pairing

 - From tapas we pass to dishes and its tasting, then the art kitchen with new and impossible flavours and now everyone offers flavored gin & tonics with their pairing.

Yes, the tasting of gin and tonics is fashionable nowadays and not only in bars and restaurants, but at numerous gin and tonic tastings with their respective pairings to enjoy a full evening. We’ve seen it at events like Madrid Fusion and restaurants of top chefs like Elena Arzak.

An example to pair perfectly the gin and tonic are hamburgers. Nobody would say it before, but now this trend coming from United States joins the tasting of burgers with gins of various types and brands.

And, if we go out for tapas, the coolest bars opt for botanical ingredients and fruit flavours mixed with the most reputable gins, paired with Parmesan cheese and aubergine cakes and anchovies.

As we see there is something for everyone. Today we can also share the gin and tonic for dessert, so we can taste the first and second course with a good red Rioja and leave the gin tonic for sweet tooth dishes such as cheesecake, chocolate coulant or yogurt with berries.

But there are those who prefer to taste the gin and tonic for the entire lunch or dinner, to try new flavors. In this case, the drink goes perfectly with savory dishes such as razor clams, clams or mussels, rice with mushrooms and fish such as hake or cod.

The secret is to mix sweet and salty flavors with the bitterness of the gin and tonic, and all kinds of ingredients that we can taste as appetizers with gin & tonic with fruits, spices… and special tonics with lavender or cardamom.

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Gourmet Tonics, explosion of flavours

 TAGS:Today, the traditional tonic has been passed towards more sophisticated gourmet type who are having an excellent place in the market.

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:

 TAGS:Schweppes Pink PepperSchweppes Pink Pepper

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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 TAGS:Fever Tree TonicFever Tree Tonic

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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Gin Tonic, more than one


The Gin and Tonic (or gin-tonic, as you prefer) is one of the world’s most popular cocktails. And like all great cocktails, there is not just one way to prepare it, but everyone has their own idea of the perfect gin and tonic, and that explains the large number of variations of this drink.

We start with the Gin: gin is probably one of the spirits which are more appreciated with great differences from brand to brand. If vodka is valued for its purity, or whisky for its elegance, the most important in gin is the personal touch of each master distiller, with a mixture of flavouring ingredients (called botanicals), each one contributes in a personal way which are the best kept secret of every distillery.

So we can find gin with citric aromas (lemon, lime, orange), forest (rosemary, mint), aniseed (star anise, wormwood), floral (violet, pink), and many more that surely bring a different touch to each Gin and Tonic.

The tonic water is also very important: if up until recently was an impossible mission to choose a brand ,now there are more and more shops and bars where they have an assortment of tonic that can harmonize or contrast, according to each taste, tonic with aromas of citric, pepper, …

The last – but perhaps the most striking-, is the decoration of the cocktail: if the original gin-tonic was accompanied with a slice of lemon (or lime), imagination takes over now and, in addition to the cucumber, we find bits of strawberry, grapefruit, mint and peppercorns. One of the less used ingredients, however, there?s one ingredient who can help us to enjoy the purity of gin that is juniper berries slightly crushed to expand their aromas.

Now that we have all the ingredients, how shall we prepare the gin and tonic?

Make sure that all ingredients are cold so that the ice melts the least possible, and not water down the drink. In a snifter, pour 5 large cubes of ice, a shot of gin and, as gently as possible pour the tonic to not waste gas. Decorate with your favorite dressing and enjoy!

Can you feel your mouth water? Do not worry, I will recommend a couple of large gin and tonics for your gin and tonic:

 TAGS:Gin BahíaGin Bahía

A very different gin, known for its touches of orange and bitter orange.

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 TAGS:Gin JodhpurGin Jodhpur

A gin dominated by the aromas of forest and, of course, juniper.

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 TAGS:Tónica Q TonicTónica Q Tonic

The all over the world trendy tonic.

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 TAGS:Tónica Schweppes Pimienta RosaTónica Schweppes Pimienta Rosa

Different from any other, will give a smoky spicy flavor to your gin and tonics.

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