Gin and Tonic – Hendricks and Fever Tree
Don’t you love it when a friend just GETS you? A good friend came to stay recently, and brought me a bottle of my favourite tipple du jour – Hendricks Gin.
Ok I admit it. This is my favourite, mainly because of the stylish apothecary style bottle. My favourite tonic (not based on packaging) is fever tree. These bad boys are just meant to be together. They make the perfect Gin and Tonic. I had mine with cucumber, my friend stayed old school with a wedge of lime.
- Gin – lots
- Tonic – even more
- Wedge of lime or trendy curl of cucumber
- Platter of nibbles
Far be it for me to judge you on quantities – but I tend to go for 1 part gin for every 2-3 parts tonic. This means you can still taste the gin, but not falling off the bar stool strong.
I no longer seem to be able to cope with hangovers from a night on the wine bottle, but can easily put away a gallon of decent gin. Its called Mother ruin for a reason.
So drinks poured, nibbles at the ready. We got rid of the kids with a bucket of popcorn and a couple of dvds, and settled down to the big catch up.In the village near where we have our holiday house there are a couple of local antique shops. (Mr PSGC would say “junk” shop). I am often seen trying to sneak in when I pop in for groceries. These little wooden boards are one of the type of things I sneak back in. They would originally have been used as butter pats to make rectangular blocks of butter. Aren’t they perfect as little serving boards? (If only for little snacks!)