Just because today is the last day of November, and the weather wants you to be able to use your nipples as coat hangers, doesn’t mean you have to forsake your gin n’ tonic. No, my friend, I got your back. Put that mulled wine or mulled cider down for a moment, and check out these recipes from one of my favourite gins, Caorunn. These are gin n’ tonics that show that you can still have your preferred summer cocktail in chillier months. You’re welcome… you’re welcome.
- 1 part Caorunn Gin
- 2 parts Premium Tonic Water
Stir the gin and tonic together in a hi-ball glass over ice (ignore the picture… what the hell, Caorunn, what the hell… hi-ball or go home). Garnish with finely cut rhubarb, apple julienne strips and a slice of ginger.
Caorunn Winter G&T
- 50ml Caorunn Gin
- 125ml Winter Tonic Water*
Stir together over ice and garnish with a red apple and a slice of clove-studded orange.
*To make winter tonic water, take a bottle of tonic and add one cinnamon stick, one star anise, 1/2 nutmeg grated and four peppercorns.