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5 Smart Takes on the Gin & Tonic to Make Right Now

Beehive Wax-Washed G. Image: Anton Gornev

Summer is all about keeping things simple. When in doubt, it’s best to turn to refreshing classics like the G&T. With only two ingredients, the room for creativity and twists are endless, from seasonal garnishes to added ingredients to specialty tonics. We asked our DrinkWire contributors how they make a Gin & Tonic and rounded up some of the best.

  • Garden Party Gin & Tonic

    Garnish

    When life needs a little heat, add it to your G&T with spicy liqueur. Then embrace that garden party theme with lots of fresh garnishes. Definitely enjoy this one outdoors.

    Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor Garnish.

  • Pineapple Gin & Tonic

    Yes to Yolks

    Nothing says warmth and sunshine better than pineapple. This tropical twist will make you feel like you’re on vacation, even if you’re simply hanging out in your backyard.

    Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor Yes to Yolks.

  • Venosa Gin & Tonic

    Alex Mennie

    Unlike most other citrus fruits with sweet flesh and bitter skin, the qualities of the kumquat are the reverse. The little fruits are excellent in cocktails and are sure to impress guests.

    Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor Alex Mennie.

  • Strawberry & Black Pepper G&T;

    On the Sauce Again

    Seasonal fruit puts a delicious spin on the simple drink, so grab those beautiful summer strawberries and muddle them into your cocktail. Adding a few grinds of black pepper adds complexity and helps balance this warm-weather riff.

    Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor On the Sauce Again.

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  • Beehive Wax-Washed G&T;

    Beehive Wax-Washed G. Anton Gornev

    Get complex flavors into the gin itself with beeswax-rested gin. It’s not as complicated as it sounds, but it’s definitely something you’ve never had before.

    Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor Anton Gornev.