It’s International Gin and Tonic Day (October 19th), and in honour of this annual toast to the nation’s favourite tipple, a handful of the UK’s most innovative mixologists have worked up their own bespoke twist on the classic G&T. Bars taking part have sourced local ingredients and created show-stopping theatrics to complement BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®‘s complex flavours, built up of 10 botanicals sourced from across the world.
Sager and Wilde, London
Experience the Nettle Beer Collins, a refined yet tantalising twist using home brewed Nettle Beer and a naturally sourced tonic. The cocktail aims to explore the reviving and health benefits of tonic in the 1920s.
Three Sheets, London
This East London café come bar has taken inspiration from two wish-making acts: the Moroccan ritual of crushing Coriander Seeds and throwing it, as well as the Western idea of throwing a coin in a river. The Wishing Well cocktail uses soda water in place of tonic to create a lighter flavour, and is built around coriander-infused BOMBAY SAPPHIRE. The drink is served with a sterilised pound coin alongside to be tossed into the drink, which will then be donated to the Well Foundation.
The Finnieston, Glasgow
Glasgow’s premier gin bar presents the Green Goblin. Using local Scottish ingredients the bar team has hand-crafted a refreshing new soda in place of tonic, infused with flavours that are specifically designed to match with BOMBAY SAPPHIRE’s ten botanicals to create a refreshing, balanced flavour. The soda features sweet cecily seed, sorrel leaf, granny smith apple, wood avens root and lime zest offering a balance of sweet, sour, spice and bitter flavours.
- Fill a balloon glass with cubed ice in order to cool it, and keep the liquid as cold as possible
- Build the drink over the ice, start by adding BOMBAY SAPPHIRE, followed by the pear juice and squeeze fresh lime, stir with a cocktail stirrer
- Add tonic gently in to glass
- Garnish with a slice of ginger, lime wedge and sage leaf