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Gin Tonica By David T Smith

Gin Tonica by David T Smith

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Aromatic, refreshing, delicious and a feast for the eyes, the generously-sized and creatively garnished 'gin tonica' Spanish-style drink is taking the cocktail world by storm.

Gin Tonica Summary

Gin Tonica: 40 Recipes for Spanish-Style Gin and Tonic Cocktails by David T Smith

Aromatic, refreshing, delicious and a feast for the eyes, the generously-sized and creatively garnished 'gin tonica' Spanish-style drink is taking the cocktail world by storm.

Spaniards love their gin and tonics. In Spain, the bartender doesn't ask you what you want to drink, he asks you how you want your gin and tonic prepared. This simplest of drinks - just gin, tonic, ice and a garnish - is now considered the national drink of Spain. The trend started in the north of Spain, in Basque country, where you can walk into a bar and upon ordering you are presented with a cart teeming with gin and tonic options to create your very own bespoke drink. A beautiful cocktail with a variety of herb and flower garnishes, a Spanish-style gin and tonic or 'gin tonica', is made with a premium gin and the best quality tonic water, combined with bitters and various herbs, spices, flowers and fruits that will complement the botanicals of a specific gin. It is served over ice in an oversized balloon glass - the idea being that the shape enables the drinker to enjoy all the lovely aromas their drink gives off. For a cocktail with only two ingredients, the flavour potential is staggering! Making a gin tonica is an intricate process, sometimes taking a barman as long as 15 minutes to deliver the ideal drink. The ice has to be dense so that it melts slowly, the glass might be spritzed with a fine layer of citrus oil, chilled to perfection, with the tonic poured in delicately. No detail is ignored, the wait is part of the experience, and the result is absolutely delicious. Attention to detail and respect for the classic is what truly elevates the Spanish gin tonica above all others. With more gin brands and styles of tonic available than ever before, and 40 inspired recipes here to try at home, there has never been a better time to discover the joy of the gin tonica - saludos!

About David T Smith

David T Smith is a drinks' writer who has contributed to publications and media including Imbibe, The Drinks Business, Channel 4 TV, BBC Radio and GinTime, as well as written guest articles on websites and contributed to books. As of 2016 he has chaired the gin judging for the American Distilling Institute, Worlds' Best Drinks and Gin Masters competitions. He also judges for IWSC as their gin specialist and is member of the American Distillers Institute, The International Gin Association (IGA) and The Drinks Writer's Guild. He lives in an old brewery on the South-coast of England.

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GOR008775561
9781849758536
1849758530
Gin Tonica: 40 Recipes for Spanish-Style Gin and Tonic Cocktails by David T Smith
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd
2017-07-11
96
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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