As the seasons change, I do find that my drinking habits change and as the summer heat peaked last month I found myself craving a perfectly made Gin and Tonic. It’s always nice to have a bit of variety however so I tried these Bottlegreen flavoured tonic waters to add an unexpected flavour.
For those with a refined palette, there’s an Elderflower tonic water. I served this one with a piece of cucumber sliced lengthways for a quintessentially English look, and plenty of ice.
For a different look, what about a pink drink? Perfect for a hen party, baby shower (sans gin, naturally,) or girly celebration, try the Pomegranate and Elderflower tonic.
I served mine with a slice of lime for contrast but it would look great with blood orange or pink grapefruit slices too.
Although the flavours were delicious and the perfect thing to make a familiar drink special, the other thing I loved about these was the single serving in each bottle. I’ve heard that to correctly make Gin & Tonic, the tonic needs to be…
“effervescent and bright and so busy with ice that the bubbles have to fight their way up to burst with a splash and a hiss on the top.”
… according to Victoria Moore (author of How to Drink), writing about cocktails in The Guardian. I’ve never had such an exuberantly bubbly tonic and will definitely be investing again to make this summer classic all the more special.
Can I tempt you to try a twist on a classic, or have you got a better recommendation for me?
*Disclaimer: Bottlegreen supplied samples of their Elderflower and Pomegranate, and Elderflower tonic for review on Florence Finds, but if Rebecca wouldn’t recommend it to a friend, you wouldn’t be reading about it here.