After coming back from a gin tasting class in Spain, I was inspired to try my own flavours of gin. I decided to try out the new Tanqueray sevilla gin, made from Seville oranges, to give a lovely fruity summery taste to the gin. I use some tips below that I picked up during the class. I learnt that despite not wanting to ruin your lipstick, you should never drink gin from a straw as it does not allow you to fully appreciate the aroma or taste supposedly.
Ingredients (serves 2):
- 35ml gin (each)- keep the gin in the fridge prior to making the drink, for best results
- 85ml cold tonic (each)
- 1 orange- cut into 2 slices and some peel removed
- Get 2 large gin glasses, if you have them (called a Copa de Balon glass).
- Fill each 3/4 of the way with cubed ice. A tip I learnt at the class is to swirl the glass a few times with the ice in it, to make the whole glass cool before adding the drink.
- Then add the gin, followed by the tonic. When pouring the gin and tonic, pour it directly onto the ice, as another technique to cool it down.
- Get the orange peel and squeeze it a few times in your had, to release the aroma. Then swipe this around the rim of each glass for fragrance and taste.
- Finish off the drink with the orange wedge.