A cocktail in a pitcher means more time outside relaxing and less time inside making drinks. Hibiscus gives this tequila drink a tart and floral flavor and a gorgeous color.
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Cucumber and fresh dill work wonderfully with Hendrick's gin and lime juice in this refreshing cocktail.
This super-easy highball is great with Fever Tree tonic, though feel free to substitute your tonic of choice.
This is Jack Rudy tonic syrup, and it has almost nothing in common with any of the watery, artificially-flavored tonics you've tried before. "When Tasting Table covered us," says creator Brooks Reitz, "I was making it out of my house. The day after the piece ran, I woke up with 400 emails in my inbox. People were saying, 'How can I get it? Tell me more. What is it?' And I freaked out."
Blackberries and lime form the backbone of this simple gin-based summer sipper.
Tonic water has come a long way from its humble beginnings as an anti-malaria medicine. Everywhere you turn, there's an upscale bar boasting 'house-made' tonic, and some specialty tonics cost more than the liquor you'd mix them with. The simple G&T isn't so simple anymore. But did you ever consider making tonic at home?
If you're unhappy with the flavor of commercial tonics and like to geek out in the kitchen, DIY tonic is a lot of fun. This basic recipe goes well with gin and is a great starting point for playing with your own unique herb and spice combinations.
After a stressful week, you can't really beat a good old gin and tonic for a little refreshment and relaxation. How, I wondered, could we make a gin and tonic even more refreshing? The answer, of course: freeze it, scrape it, and eat it like a snow cone.
When you think of port, you may first think of the rich red fortified wine, often served after a meal. But White Port, made from white grapes, is relatively cheap and often used in punch bowls and predinner cocktails.
Lately we've seen a lot of high end tonics on store shelves and cocktail lists, boasting natural ingredients (real cinchona bark!) and cane sugar or agave for sweetness. Sounds great, right? But how do these newer brands stack up in a blind taste test?
The amber color of Tom's Tonic may be unsettling for those accustomed to crystal-clear G&Ts, but the flavor is earthy and rewarding, with intense citrus notes.