Celebrate National Gin & Tonic Day with These 6 Refreshing Takes on the Classic Cocktail

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April 9th is National Gin & Tonic day, which means we have yet another reason to whip up a glass of the deliciously bitter and bubbly cocktail.

While you can never go wrong with a classic G&T, take the celebration even further with these 6 refreshing twists on the ever-popular staple, courtesy of The Botanist Gin.

The Botanist & Tonic

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  • 2 oz The Botanist Gin 
  • 4 oz Tonic  

Add ingredients into a highball glass with ice and garnish with lime, thyme, or mint. 

Citrus Breeze 

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  • 2 oz The Botanist Gin 
  • 1 oz Grapefruit 
  • .5 oz Elderflower Liqueur 
  • 3 oz Tonic 

Add all ingredients into a highball glass with ice and stir with a mixing spoon. Garnish with a grapefruit wheel and serve. 

Cool Brunchin’ –  Serves 2

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  • 4 oz The Botanist Gin 
  • 2 oz Tonic Syrup  
  • 2 oz Blood Orange Juice 
  • .5 oz Lemon Juice 
  • 2 Tablespoon Sugar 
  • 2 Cups of Ice  

In a blender, add all ingredients and blend into a slushy consistency. Pour into a rocks glass and garnish with a sprig of mint.

The Riviera

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  • 2 oz The Botanist Gin 
  • 4 oz Tonic 
  • Bay Leaves  
  • Juniper  
  • Rosemary  
  • Orange  

For this slight twist on the classic G&T, combine gin and tonic in a goblet with ice, and add in bay leaves, juniper berries, a sprig of rosemary, and an orange slice.

Gin(ger) & Honey

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  • 2 oz The Botanist Gin 
  • .5 oz Local Honey Water – Infused with Lemon and Ginger  
  • Tonic 

To make the Honey Water, bring one part water and one part honey to a boil and add in lemon peels and sliced ginger. Turn off and let rest for 15 minutes before straining. Once cooled, add the gin, tonic, and honey water to a highball glass and garnish with a pinch of black salt and a lemon twist.

The Athenian

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  • 2 oz The Botanist Gin (Olive Oil Fat-Washed) 
  • 4 oz Tonic 

First, make the olive oil fat-washed gin by mixing together 10 ounces of gin with 2 ounces olive oil. Let the mixture sit at room temperature for 24 hours, then place in the freezer for 2 hours. Skim the frozen olive oil off the top.

Add the tonic and fat-washed gin into a highball glass with ice and garnish with olives.

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