Summer Spiced Gin & Tonic

As the weather warms up and we find ourselves gravitating towards more fresh and light food and drinks, it is time we revisit the classic G&T.  A spin on the English classic, this Summer Spiced G&T with added fruits, herbs and botanicals infuses the simple and refreshing drink with added flavour.    

Visit Plonk at the Fyshwick Markets for a wide selection of gins to choose from.

Recipe by GH Nutrition

Serves 1

Ingredients
1 blood orange slice
1 cinnamon stick
2 sprigs fresh rosemary 
1 nip of Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin, or other dry gin (a pink gin is used here)
150mL tonic water

To make:
Chill the drinking glass for at least 10 minutes in the fridge.  
Slice the blood orange. 
Add ice to the chilled glass. Add the blood orange slice, cinnamon stick, and rosemary into the glass.
Pour gin into the glass over the ingredients to help infuse the flavours.
Add the tonic to the glass and stir before drinking.

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