What cocktail pairs perfectly with a traditional meat and mashed potato TV dinner? A classic gin and tonic served in a chilled glass. It's a simple, no-fuss drink that will nicely complement the menu for my Heroes season premiere party.
I'll also have a couple bottles of red wine on hand to enjoy with dinner. Water, beer, and sodas are a must for those who dislike gin. To look at the recipe for this uncomplicated cocktail,
- 2 oz. London dry gin
- Tonic water (from a fresh bottle)
- 1-2 ample wedges of lime
- Plenty of cold ice cubes
- Highball glass
- Chill the glass. You may want to fill it with ice, then empty it and refill, as some bartenders do with a martini glass.
- Fill the glass with whole ice cubes. If you wish, take a wedge of lime and moisten the rim the glass with it.
- Pour the gin over the ice, which should be cold enough that it crackles when the liquor hits it.
- Fill glass almost to the top with tonic.
- Squeeze one wedge of lime into the glass. Drop the squeezed lime into the drink as a garnish if you like; it’s not necessary, but can add a bit of extra flavor. Serve.
Makes 1 cocktail.
- Drinks, Cocktails