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5 Gin Tonic twists to enjoy at the bar or at home

We bring you five Gin Tonic twists so that you can enjoy this famous cocktail in a different way on any occasion.

Photo: cottonbro

Not only famous in the United Kingdom, the Gin Tonic finds its place in Spanish cocktail bars, but also in the United States.

The fervor for this simple but sophisticated cocktail over the years has led bartenders around the world to create versions with different ingredients, using quality gins and tonic waters.

You can make these recipes at home as well as enjoy them in their original bars.

Let’s get to work…


5 Gin Tonic twists


Gin Sonic


11/2 ounces of gin

21/4 ounces of Club Soda

21/4 ounces of Tonic Water

Garnish: yuzu twist


Fill a highball glass with ice and add the gin, club soda and tonic.

Garnish with a twist of yuzu.


Coffee and Cigarettes – by Alan Berger, Ultreia Denver


11/2 ounces gin

1 ounce coffee liqueur

5 ounces tonic water

Garnish: coffee beans and cocoa nibs


Add the gin and coffee liqueur to a wine glass with ice.

Add the tonic and stir gently to combine.

Garnish with 4 coffee beans and 1/4 teaspoon cocoa nibs.


Apple Chai G&T – by Canyon Shayer, Philadelphia Distilling

Photo: Philadelphia Distilling


1 1/2 ounces Bluecoat American Dry Gin

3/4 ounce apple chai syrup*.

Tonic, to top

Garnish: star anise pods


Fill a Collins glass with ice and add the gin and apple chai syrup.

Add the tonic and stir gently to combine.

Garnish with a star anise pod.

*Apple chai syrup: Simmer 1 cup apple cider with 2 tablespoons loose chai for 3 minutes and remove from heat. Strain the tea. Mix with 1 cup demerara sugar until dissolved.


Pink Gin & Tonic


1 1/2 ounces of gin

1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed

5 dashes Angostura bitters

Tonic water, chilled, to complete


Add the gin, lime juice and bitters to a tall glass filled with ice.

Add the tonic and stir briefly.


Spanish Gin Tonic

Photo: Toni Cuenca


2 ounces of London dry gin

4 ounces tonic water, chilled

Garnish: juniper berries, yellow lemon wheel and thyme


Pour the gin into a wine glass 3/4 full with ice.

Add the tonic and stir briefly to combine.

Garnish with juniper berries, a lemon wheel and a sprig of thyme.


So, what’s your favorite Gin Tonic Twist?

Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.


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