Impassioned as I may be about spirits, I’m still what you would call an “amateur” bartender (Bar Smarts – you’re on my radar!). So my predicament that I raise to you, my fellow cocktail enthusiasts and mixologists, is:
What type of tonic water do you use in a Gin & Tonic? Adding to that, does your gin selection for the evening influence the tonic used? For example, would you use a different tonic product for any of the following:
- Beefeater – A London Dry Gin, it seems this style is the most familiar to gin consumers
- Beefeater 24 – Infused for 24 hour with Sencha and Green teas
- Hendrick’s – With its botanical infusions (I don’t really have to tell you folks there’s cucumber involved here, do I? hehe), it kind of falls into that “other” classification of gins
- Bols Genever – The sweet Dutch counterpart to Dry Style gins
I’m sure that I’m not the first person to host the great tonic debate, but I feel the best way to learn is through conversation. I’m real anxious to hear your thoughts and suggestions so, please, go blast the comments section!