Thursday, 2 May 2013

Because Gin is the Tonic to my life…..

Day Two and I’m linking up with the lovely Jenni to try and get my butt in gear and blog every day in May – maybe it will get me some of those elusive followers as well? Hmmm maybe I’m asking a bit too much….

So today’s prompt is Educate us on something you know a lot about or are good at I know lots about food and cooking so I could educate you on that – or you could just click on my recipes on the side bar and I’ll educate you step by step on whatever one you fancy! So in order to not go with the predictable I am going to educate you on something else that I know a lot a bout and I’m good at….


Or to be exact making the perfect drink  (I am a part time barmaid after all)

Gin and Tonic is one of my favourite drinks; so quintessentially British and perfect on a sunny day, believe it or not we’ve actually had some sunny days here in the UK recently!

So in my humble opinion a G&T has to be made with limes because lemons just aren’t the same and limes compliment the gin better

The perfect G&T is made with Bombay Sapphire gin because I’m a snob it tastes better

You have to get a long glass, even better a pint glass (disclosure: I am not promoting excessive consumption of alcohol)

You then have to add 3 cubes of ice – 2 is too few, 4 makes your drink watery

Add 2 large slices of lime 
Pour in this amount of Gin

You then pour over the tonic – carefully because it loves to fizz

Serve with a straw, and a paddle and another thing you found in that bartenders set you randomly purchased from Amazon that one time!

I also poured my housemate a glass of wine - its bad practice to drink alone (unless your heartbroken, in which case its perfectly acceptable)

I feel great having educated you on G&T’s - never let me see you drink one in with lemon again! What would you educate someone on?


  1. I'm so glad you said Bombay Sapphire, definitely the best choice :)

    1. It has to be Bombay, i refuse to consider any other!

  2. I cant drink but I just went through your recipes....they look great. Jewish Penecillin is a popular one here! But I am going to try the chicken livers w peppercorns ( I think that was it...I put it in favs.) thanks!

    1. Thanks so much Zoe, so nice to know people are browsing!

      Chicken livers are always a hit at my dinner parties, good luck with the recipe and let me know how it goes!

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