Gin and Tonic – Hendricks and Fever Tree; A Match Made In Heaven

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Gin and Tonic - Hendricks and Fever Tree

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 and Tonic - Hendricks and Fever Tree

Ingredients:

  • 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.

Hangover Friendly

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.4-gin-tonicIn 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!)3-gin-tonic

5-gin-tonicI stopped taking photos here…..and it may have been the point that we had scoffed the nibbles and started scarfing down a giant bag of dorritos.  But obviously thats not going on the blog!
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