Cocktail Hour: Classic G&T with Bluecoat Gin
Cocktail Hour is temporarily back! (at least for this week…) I recently acquired some gin, so I’m back in action! This week, I made a very simple but classic cocktail- a gin and tonic. This is one of my favorite drinks in the world- although everyone always says it’s an old person drink- and I strangely hadn’t had one in 2 years! I was SO ready to get back on the G&T train and sip away.
The gin that I got wasn’t just any old gin- it was Bluecoat American Dry Gin. The second I saw the bottle, I instantly fell in love. It’s bright blue with elegant lettering and an elaborate etched glass design. Instead of a screw top, it has a cork stopper and it’s just so PRETTY! Every time I showed it to someone, they remarked on how gorgeous it was. I honestly can’t wait until it’s all gone so I put flowers in it. Take a look for yourself!
I started off just by trying it on the rocks, which was tasty, but a bit too strong for me! The gin has a ton of flavor- it was similar to Bombay Sapphire, but the flavor was not quite as punchy. My friend also tried it and he thought it was very thick with a strong flavor and a lingering aftertaste. He loved the look of the bottle, too (of course!) Because of all the flavor it has, this would be a great gin for martinis, as it can stand well on its own.
I, however, made a G&T because it’s my fave. I just threw a shot or two of gin (didn’t measure) in a glass with ice, poured in about 1/2 can of tonic water, and topped it off with a splash of lime juice.
The result? A refreshing, tasty, easy to drink beverage that’s great for any season! If you’ve had a G&T, you know what I’m talking about. My roommate said “it tasted like Christmas!” and I kind of agree. The juniper tones give it a kind of holiday flavor.
If you’ve never had a gin and tonic before, try one! They’re low-calorie, they’re easy to make, and they’re super tasty! Just make sure to pick a high-quality gin- the Bluecoat did just the trick!