Gin and Tonic, the quintessential summer cocktail, made famous by Ernest Hemmingway and rumored to prevent Malaria.
It doesn’t, but nothing refreshes the soul at the end of a hot day on the Dark Continent like a Gin & Tonic .
Hemmingway drank a Gin & Tonic and he killed himself on a Sunday in Idaho. There may have been a different reason why.
What’s in a Gin & Tonic, you ask?
Well…. Gin and Tonic. See there, that’s an easy one.
But wait, what if this self explanatory cocktail could be improved upon?
I present for your consideration the Lemon Lavender Gin & Tonic.
Hemingway would never daisy-up his liquor with girly things like Lemon and Lavender but no one asked him. You know, because he’s dead.
Follow the flowchart:
In an empty glass, muddle a sprig of fresh Lavender with a good size slice of lemon. I did not add sugar to the mix, but you could if you wanted. Incidentally, Tonic Water usually has quite a bit of sugar in it already.
Fill the glass with ice.
Top with Tonic Water.
Either serve with a cocktail straw or stir with a spoon. All the good stuff is at the bottom.
Garnish with a lemon wedge and a sprig of Lavender, preferably one with flowers.
This flavor set may not be for everyone, but I found it to be nice. Earthy and fresh. Drunk on aromatherapy, you could say.