Ingredients: 2 oz. peach gin, 4 oz. tonic water, lime wedge
Directions: Add the gin and tonic water to a tall ice-filled glass, squeeze the juice from the lime wedge, then throw it in; stir well with a bar spoon or stirrer.
The G & T is one of the hipster cocktails of the moment, but its origins go back to the mid 19th century, when soldiers on the warm-weather outposts of the British Empire needed to find a way to prevent malaria. The cure, quinine, was incorporated into tonic water, but the finished product was, well, let’s just say there’s a reason most of us don’t go around drinking straight tonic water. But throw in some gin and a squeeze of lime and you’re not only preventing a potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease, but you’ve also got one of the most refreshing drinks on the planet. It’s hard to top the simple alchemy of a classic gin & tonic, but peach gin instead of straight London dry adds a whole new dimension of flavor.