April 16, 2019

The Perfect Gin and Tonic

Whitley Neill Gin pairing guide

You may think the perfect gin and tonic depends on the ratio for gin to tonic, however even with the perfect ratio, choosing which gin to pair with which tonic can be quite the challenge!

The good news is we know of not just one but eighteen gin and tonic variations, which when prepared properly, we personally believe are deliciously perfect!

To make things easy for you, we’ve created a downloadable pairing wheel, which showcases these eighteen gin and tonic pairings for you to use as a handy gin and tonic guide. You can download our pairing wheel here.  Then visit our stockists page to find out where to buy.

And here are some additional G&T facts to help you not only with making our perfect gin and tonic but to show off your knowledge when serving it!

  • How many parts gin to tonic? We recommend 50ml gin to 100ml tonic.
  • How strong is a G&T? It depends on the gin, but our gins are all 43% alcohol volume.
  • Should you add lemon, lime or cucumber when preparing your G&T? Again it depends on the gin, for instance we love adding raspberries and lemon to our raspberry gin and tonic, with our Original Dry gin we love adding orange or for another twist, rosemary and grapefruit.
  • Can you drink gin and tonic hot? We prefer ours with a glass full of ice, but yes you can drink it hot. Try our Original Dry London gin with boiling water, sugar, tonic syrup and orange garnish.
  • What’s the history of gin and tonic? In the 1700s the Scottish Doctor George Cleghorn discovered that quinine could be used to prevent and treat malaria. Initially drunk with tonic water, British officers in India in the early 19th century took to adding a mixture of water, sugar, lime and gin to the quinine to make it not so bitter. This was the origin of the G&T!

Start planning your perfect gin and tonic today – download our pairing wheel, browse our products or go straight to purchase via our stockists page.