Known as a Classic Highball Cocktail, this genius of a drink made simply of Gin and Tonic poured over ice serves as the base of something magical.
Where’s the magic you ask? It’s all in the garnish, mixer additions and the ratio of Gin to Tonic. This Classic Cocktail has a long and complex history. First the history of Gin, claimed to have been invented in the 16th century in the UK. And then there’s Tonic Water, primarily used to protect against Malaria because it originally was infused with heavy amounts of Quinine, an extract from the South American Cinchona tree. This tree is also known as the “Fever Tree” because its bark was able to stop chills and known to cure and prevent Malaria. Years later, Tonic has much less Quinine and has been sweetened a bit to make the combination much more palatable. Furthermore, the Gin category has become a global sensation with Gin’s coming from several countries and possessing many different taste profiles. Both products have come a long way.
This Gin & Tonic Cocktail Kit is designed provide a classic experience with a fun twist using Hibiscus as the main flavoring agent. Then there’s the beautiful and tasty Hibiscus Flower as your garnish. Try building on your experience by adding new and exciting flavors along with your Hibiscus base. We included fun items like Allspice Berries and dried Rosemary. You can also use spices like Pink Peppercorns, Star Anise pods or Citrus peals. Your options are endless.
Our Gin & Tonic Kit includes these iconic ingredients. Q Classic Tonic and Club Soda, Monin Hibiscus Syrup, Hibiscus Flowers in syrup, ReaLemon Lemon Juice, and your fundamental Bar Tool – the Bar Spoon. When creating your Classic, practice running your Tonic Water down the Bar Spoon when adding that ingredient. You’ll be the life of the party!
The featured recommended Spirit is London-based Tanqueray Nº TEN Gin. This iconic Gin is heavier in Juniper and possesses a more robust Gin profile. But if you prefer something a little more subtle and American, we suggest Bluecoat American Dry Gin. And surprise, surprise; our Mocktail features the ever-popular non alcoholic Seedlip Grove 42.
If you’re looking for something outside of the Hibiscus Gin & Tonic recipe, our secondary innovation is a lovely Collins. The Hibiscus Collins is a perfect summertime libation that’s easy to drink during the day and well into Cocktail hour. If you’re not in the mood for liquor, we got you covered with our Hibiscus Grove Mocktail. No matter what you’re in the mood for, this Kit has all the goodies to enjoy a beautiful summer day by the pool or on the patio dreaming of exotic places.
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO HELP YOU SLING
While London Dry Gins are typically dominated by Juniper flavoring, Bluecoat presents a complex, yet light and refreshing Citrus blend, comprising primarily of sweet Citrus and Lemon Peels.
A sophisticated, bright, citrus blend of Mediterranean Orange, Lemon Peel, Lemongrass and Ginger with a dry finish.
Jigger (Measuring Tool)
Ice & Ice Scoop
Stemless Wine Glass & Collins Glass