Mediterranean Gin and Tonic: A Twist on the Classic with Dubrovnik Republic Gin
- 50 ml Dubrovnik Republic Gin
- Premium Tonic Water
- 2 Sprigs of Fresh Rosemary
- 6-8 Fresh Basil Leaves
- 4-5 Slices of Cucumber
- 1-2 Slices of Fresh Lemon
Prepare the Glass: Choose a large balloon glass (often used for gin and tonics) to allow the aromas and flavors to fully develop.
Muddle Herbs and Cucumber: Gently muddle one sprig of rosemary and half of the basil leaves in the glass with the back of a spoon. This releases their essential oils, infusing the cocktail with aromatic flavors.
Add Dubrovnik Republic Gin: Pour the Dubrovnik Republic Gin into the glass. Its unique botanicals will complement the Mediterranean herbs beautifully.
Infuse with Lemon and Cucumber: Add the cucumber slices and lemon slices to the glass. These fresh elements bring a crisp, clean taste that balances the herbal notes.
Fill with Ice: Add plenty of ice to the glass. The ice not only chills the drink but also helps to dilute the gin slightly, making the drink more palatable.
Top with Tonic Water: Slowly pour the tonic water over the ice. The gentle pour helps to retain the tonic’s effervescence. Use a premium tonic to ensure a high-quality cocktail.
Garnish: Garnish with the remaining sprig of rosemary and basil leaves. Their fragrance will enhance the drinking experience.
Stir Gently: Give the cocktail a gentle stir to mix the ingredients. This ensures that the flavors are well-distributed throughout the drink.
Serve and Enjoy: Serve immediately and enjoy the sophisticated, herbaceous twist on the classic gin and tonic, perfect for a summer evening or as a refreshing aperitif.
The Mediterranean Gin and Tonic is a delightful way to enjoy Dubrovnik Republic Gin, with the herbal and cucumber notes providing a fresh and aromatic twist to the timeless classic.