My gin of choice is Hendrick's - it's a very light gin infused with rose and cucumber that helps neutralise the hint of bitterness you sometimes get with tonic. Despite having been around since 1999, I'm still often met with blank stares when I ask for a Hendrick's and tonic in a bar. So I thought I'd write a very quick guide to making my favourite drink - also known as the Perfect G&T.
You will need:
Bottle of Hendrick's Gin
Bottle of Schweppes Tonic Water
Making a G&T is an entirely straightforward process. Ice goes in glass. Gin follows ice. Top with tonic (Schweppes is the original and best, in my opinion). Then add... cucumber?
And this is where it can go so wrong. Normally, gin and tonic is served with lime but Hendrick's and cucumber were made for each other, and no other finishing flourish will do. Slice up a little cucumber, slip it into your glass and we're good to go.
A little something for the weekend, maybe? Cheers!