Tuesday, March 21, 2006
the perfect gin and tonic
To honor the beginning of spring, I made my very favorite warm-weather drink: the gin and tonic. I prefer Plymouth gin, and please don't hate me because I didn't have a fresh lime. Sometimes you've just gotta punt. (The bottled lime juice is around primarily for use in Thai curries; you need quite a bit, and that's a lot of squeezing.)
I always use David Rosengarten's G&T recipe: 3 oz gin, 4oz tonic, 1 T of lime juice. When doing research for this post (!), I was pretty surprised to see that porportions for the G&T aren't readily available. My two favorite books were silent on the subject. More on them later.