Gin & Tonic Bar


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The Forest Feast Mediterranean: Simple Vegetarian Recipes Inspired by My Travels

The Forest Feast Mediterranean

By Erin Gleeson

Published 2019

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  • 2 oz (60 ml) gin
  • ½ c (120 ml) tonic
  • ice


Gin & tonics served in giant goblet glasses were very popular in Barcelona when we were visiting. There was a bar on our corner called Xixbar Gin & Cocktails that made all different types. I had one there with cloves that was delicious and perfect for colder weather. If you’re having people over for drinks, make a platter with several different garnish options and allow guests to build their own G&T. I like to fill the glass about halfway with ice, then add a 12 ratio of gin to tonic, followed by 2 or 3 of the garnishes below. Keep in mind the garnish is mostly about enhancing the sensory experience with aroma and not necessarily to eat.





clen entire wheel

orange twist

lemon wedge

lime wheel

pink grape fruit slice

pink peppercorn

dried jumper berries


additional garnish options: blackberries, edible flowers (like nasturtium), star anise, cinnamon sticks, fresh ginger slices, jalapeños, basil, lavender, and pomegranate seeds