Gin is a distilled liquor that is most commonly mixed with tonic water or in cocktails, but can also be consumed alone. Of course, you can always drink the gin directly. Some people will even tell you that it's the best way to enjoy gin. Simply pour the gin over some ice cubes and add a lime wedge if you feel like it.
Of course, to enjoy a pure liquor, it must be of good quality; there is nothing worse than a bad, bitter and cheap gin. A good quality gin like Tanqueray has a sweet, floral flavor that is delicious as it is. Or there's Gin Mare, which is herbaceous and soft with notes of olive oil, making it the perfect drinking experience. To drink gin directly, chill it first, since gin is best chilled with ice.
Pour the gin into a mixing glass filled with ice and stir. Then strain it into a glass with ice. This is perfect if you forgot to keep your gin cold or you prefer your drinks to be cold. A tasting glass will improve the intensity and concentration of the aromas of gin so that you have the best experience.
If you're a fan of floral flavors, and don't worry, many people aren't, you can experiment with combinations like lavender and gin or rosemary and gin. A fruit cup is an absolute British classic; usually a gin-based fruit concoction that is intended to be converted into a long drink with the addition of a mixer such as lemonade or ginger ale. Negroni is a pre-prohibition cocktail created in Italy that combines the Italian bitter appetizer, Campari, with dry gin and sweet vermouth, and results in a bold red cocktail with a bittersweet touch. I've spent the past few weeks drinking them alone or with ice, trying to discern all the different flavors.
Take a look at how these ways of drinking gin in and of themselves differ and see which of them is the way you've been unknowingly ordering it for years. While conventional gin will always work, you might want to expand with some of the modern beer trends that have begun to transform gin from a historic ingredient into a contemporary powerhouse. Here are five useful “rules” with advice from gin experts to consider when getting into gin. In particular, Earl Grey's bergamot beer interacts with the botanical ingredients in gin to create a truly pleasant flavor.
Spicy ginger beer and bitter gin go well together, and ginger ale does a great job masking the cheapness of a cheap gin without touching the subtleties of a better one. I'm sick of making gin and tonics at home (absolutely lazy, if I'm honest) and I wanted to know if they recommended it to me. Gin tonic, or G&T, as it is sometimes called, is one of the oldest mixed beverages recorded in the historical record. Gin is the basis of many excellent cocktails, especially the most formative ones from the first golden era of craftsmanship before Prohibition arrived.