This Gin Delivery Service Will Make Sure Your G&T Supply Is Fully Stocked Right Till New Year's Eve
Plus, how to actually make a flawless G&T.
November 30, 2018
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Warm summer days, kicking back with friends, gin and tonics on the go — it doesn't get much better than that. While you don't need to go out to enjoy the classic drink, you'll definitely need all the best ingredients. Enter Ginny Brings: the brainchild of Tanqueray and Jimmy Brings that's arrived to make your at-home hangs even better. You can now order any Tanqueray gin from the Ginny Brings site between midday and 11pm and have it delivered to your door within half an hour. Plus, each order comes with a free Fever-Tree tonic water (some of the best tonic out there) and garnishes to help kit you out for total G&T success.
But hold on, your gin mastery doesn't stop there. You may now have quality ingredients at your fingertips, but you still need to know how to make a G&T properly. It's all too easy to end up with an unbalanced drink — even if it seems like it's one of the easiest drink recipes out there. To help you out, we've had a chat with Tanqueray brand ambassador Krystal Hart to uncover a few key tricks of the trade so you can concoct flawless G&Ts at home like a pro.
Gather the troops, order your preferred gin and start mixing. Just make sure to brush up on the below tips first for maximum G&T prowess.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT GIN
With so many gins on the market at the moment, choosing the right one can make your head spin. But really it comes down to personal preference. If you love that big hit of juniper, Tanqueray London Dry could be the winner. After a burst of citrus? Tanqueray No. Ten delivers refined, zesty notes. And if you're looking to shake things up a bit, set your sights on Tanqueray's new Rangpur gin, distilled with Rangpur limes and mandarin, or the sweeter Flor de Sevilla, made with Seville oranges.
FIND THE PERFECT TONIC
Tonic can affect taste just as much as your choice of gin. Skip the home brand option and opt for something a little more distinctive in terms of purity and flavour. Fever-Tree has a range a tonics, from elderflower to lemon to Mediterranean, that help to highlight the varying botanicals in your gin. Hot tip: pair Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla gin and Fever-Tree aromatic tonic, then add a wedge of orange and sprig of thyme for an afternoon spritz-inspired G&T.
CONSIDER YOUR GLASSWARE
They say it's what's on the inside that counts, but that rule doesn't apply to your G&T vessel of choice. You wouldn't drink coffee from a wine glass, so don't go pouring quality gin into some second-rate sippy cup. For an aromatic gin like Tanqueray Sevilla, try a stemless wine glass or Bordeaux glass to help accentuate the taste. A good glass is ergonomic, it's classy — it's fashion.
KEEP THINGS CHILL
No one likes a flat, warm G&T. The best way to avoid this dire outcome is by loading up on the ice. Depending on personal preference, you can roll with one giant cube (classy and restrained) or fill your glass to the brim with standard cubes. The more chilled, the more balanced, the better.
MAKE IT VISUAL
Always garnish. We're not saying it's hard science, but pretty looking drinks just seem to taste better. A classic staple is a piece of citrus and, to up the ante slightly, some fresh herbs to complement the gin's botanicals. But feel free to experiment with the unknown: add a fresh bay leaf, get around blackberries and cucumber or garnish with chilli, lime and coriander for a spicy, savoury alternative. You'll not only end up with some attractive drinks but also some new flavours to tickle your tastebuds.
Start exercising your skills this festive season. Just make sure you've got everything you need for a flawless G&T. Look to Ginny Brings to get you sorted with the Tanqueray of your choice (Tanqueray London Dry, Tanqueray No. Ten, Tanqueray Rangpur and Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla) plus free Fever-Tree tonic and garnishes to go with.
Looking for more ways to enjoy gin? Check out The Gin List for more ideas.
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