Sunday, September 04, 2011

Labor Day weekend gin and tonic

G n T by martin_kalfatovic
G n T, a photo by martin_kalfatovic on Flickr.
Labor Day weekend gin and tonic

- 2 oz Hendrick's Gin
- dash of grapefruit bitters
- squeeze of lime wedge
- dusting of quinine powder
- top off with Q tonic (available at Whole Foods - purified water, organic agave, natural bitters, handpicked quinine, lemon juice extract)

Every since Doug Holland said he made his own tonic, I've been on the search for the better tonic. First off, make sure it has natural sugar and not high fructose corn syrup (you can find this at Whole Foods). Today, I say Q tonic there. Much lighter in taste (the agave) with extra hints of bitterness.

For this drink, I upped the bitter with Fee Brother's grapefruit bitters and added to the medicinal goodness with an extra dash of quinine.

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