this earlier attempt at 'his and hers' gin and tonics. This time, I decided to go big, with Averna, an Italian amaro, for the guys, and St. Germain and grapefruit for the ladies. Just the thing for a romantic night in.
'His' Gin and TonicNancy Mitchell thinks gin goes great with those little candy hearts. You can find more of her recipes on her blog, The Backyard Bartender.
makes 1 cocktail1.5 oz gin 1 oz Averna Amaro generous slice of orange 1.5 oz tonic water Combine the gin and amaro over ice. Squeeze the orange, drop it in, and add the tonic water. Stir and serve. 'Her' Gin and Tonic
makes 1 cocktail2 oz gin 1 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur .75 oz fresh-squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice 1 oz tonic water Combine the gin, St. Germain, and grapefruit in a glass with ice. Add the tonic water. Stir and serve.