March 2, 2013
It’s no secret that I love gin, even though gin doesn’t really love me. While bar hopping in London we became attached to this simple cocktail served in a fresh way. I kind of wanted to wrap my legs around it and whisper sweet nothings in its ear…see, I told you gin makes me crazy.
This isn’t rocket science, it’s just a basic gin and tonic, but the way it was served made it special. Often, I find that in entertaining it is just taking that next step to turn something ordinary into something memorable.
So here’s what you do:
Get the tallest thinnest glasses you have and then tilt the glass on its side. Slide in two cucumber slices and then fill glass with ice cubes—that way the cucumbers are on the side looking pretty and staying crisp. Turn glass straight up, put a shot of gin in the bottom and slide in a swizzle stick.
Then, serve the glasses with a bottle of tonic on the side so each person can pour to their personal preference. In London they had these really cute individual tonic bottles, so we each had our own. I’ve already ordered some of those bottles on Amazon, but they haven’t made it my door yet.