Wednesday has come upon us again, and it's time to play bartender again. This week, we give you another simple, but classic drink- a Gin and Tonic.
It's very much like last week's Rum and Coke... except with gin. And tonic water. My gin of choice is "Doctor's Orders" by Legend Distilling. If you want to make a feminist statement, or just want to look schmancy at a party, you could use "Evolve" by Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery. It starts out in the bottle blue... but when you add the tonic water it turns... PINK!
Since I tend to prefer not being lectured by my booze, I'l stick to "Doctor's Orders". Mostly because I can be punny,, and say it's for "medicinal purposes".
I should be ashamed of myself for that joke... but I'm not. Accept it and live with it.
This is one of two drinks I enjoyed having with friends at the pub in "the days before the Rona." It's a nice sipping drink that's fairly easy on the tongue. Gin itself is fairly bitter, but the tonic water mellows it out nicely. It's also a drink that's fairly easy on the stomach as well. In fact, if I want to have a drink, while dealing with a touch of acid, I'll make a Gin and Tonic, and sip on it for a little bit. The carbonation of the tonic water seems to help ease the acid a bit.
I've found that it's also a nice drink to have at home after a long day at work. In fact, I usually only need one in order to de-stress fully as I listen to my vinyl collection.
Since it's one that I can enjoy with friends, and at home, it gets to go into "The Good"