This is our twist on classic gin & tonic drink that is even more refreshing than the standard version, thanks to fragrant mint and lime… and soaked in gin blueberries.
It makes perfect cocktail for hot summer afternoons and evenings, garden parties and for the upcoming Father’s Day.
Have you thought about Father’s Day gift yet?
If not you may like idea of pictured below Tanqueray No. Ten copa gift set (£49.00) including bottle of Tanqueray 100 cl gin and two giant copa glasses from Alexander & James.
A&J specialize in luxury gifting, visit their website for large selection of spirits, glassware, drink accessories and gift sets, including gin gifts.
- 50 ml of Tanqueray No. Ten gin
- 250 ml tonic water (chilled)
- handful of blueberries (washed, chilled)
- 2 – 3 mint leaves
- 1 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
- lime wedge and mint stalk for garnish
- ice cubes – optional
- On the bottom of the copa glass muddle mint leaves with lime juice.
- Add gin, tonic, blueberries and ice cubes (if needed).
- Garnish with lime wedge and mint stalk.
- Serve immediately.
Makes 1 drink.
If blueberries are chilled enough you can skip the ice. Or on a hot day you can make your drink even colder by using frozen blueberries instead of fresh ones.
Are you looking for more delicious ideas on how to prepare the gin, then try this Caribbean classic – Gin & Coconut Water Drink we previously made.
I discovered only a couple of years ago that all these decades I had though I didn’t like gin, the truth was that I didn’t like most tonic waters. Neat gin on the rocks, or gin and tonic made with a Fever Tree tonic, now those are much more to my taste! I’ve got 2 decades of gin drinking to catch up on! Love the idea of blueberries and mint to jazz it up!
Thanks Kavey, I had exactly the same experience with gin like you. I thought I did not like it until I tried it with good quality tonic. My husband like it with Sprite or coconut water ;)
As a huge Gin fan I’m loving the sound of this! Confused about the mention of ‘soaked in gin blueberries’ When/how do you do this?
Claire – when you finish your drink and there will blueberries left on the bottom of the glass, they will be soaked in gin :)
You had me at ‘gin’!! I love a G&T and this sounds great – I bet the mint makes it really refreshing. Lovely.
Thanks Helen, yes, the mint makes it really refreshing :)
I miss gin and tonic so much since being pregnant, and this post is making me miss it even more haha.
It’s the first thing I will be drinking once baby is born.
I’m sorry, I can imagine Dannii but think how good it will taste when you will be able finally to have it ;)
Ooh, how good and refreshing – and almost healthy! – does this look? Smashing images to tempt, too. Very very nice, Margot. :-)
Yes, Kellie, it does look refreshing and it is :) Thank you for your kind words!
Oh what a brilliant idea and what a fresh, pretty-looking drink! Love that green bottle too…
Thanks Jeanne. Yes, the bottle is very pretty, I’m already planning how to use it after the gin is finished :)