gin survey, I'm not alone). Adding a slice of cucumber is classic, but throw in a sprig of rosemary to take the gin's herbal flavors to a whole new level.Related: • Best Liquors: What Is Your Favorite Gin -- and Why? • Recipe Roundup: 3 Roaring-Red Ways to Love Gin • Make These Tonight: Cucumber Gimlets (Images: Liz Vidyarthi)
I'll admit, I drink enough g&ts in the summer to grow slightly bored with them. How could I take my go-to cocktail up a notch? First step, change up the tonic. Most of the sweet, standard tonics trample all over the gin's floral flair. Subtler tonic waters, like Q or Fever-Tree, keep the quinine bite without the cloying sweetness, letting the gin shine through. Next, add some herbs. I was afraid rosemary would overpower the drink. But it's barely there, playing off the Hendrick's botanicals. The combo - as Hendrick's says - is not for everyone, but fans of bold gin should enjoy this twist on a summer cocktail staple.