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By Samantha Clark and Samuel Clark

Published 2014

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It might sound absurd to list a gin and tonic as a cocktail but the difference between a measly 25ml measure with half-melted ice, flat tonic and a sad slice of lemon from your local pub, and the majestic drink that you will be served in many parts of Spain is reason enough.



You need to fill the glass with ice – fresh ice, ice that isn’t going to melt immediately and dilute your drink. You need to be liberal with the gin and sparing with the tonic. Finally, you need to embrace the peeler as the tool to prepare your garnish. Having mixed your drink, hold the lemon directly over the glass and peel 3 strips of peel into it. The difference between the delicate but powe