Cocktail Crafting: Taking the Gin & Tonic from Classic to Fancy

Posted on February 07, 2016 by Customer Service

Creating the perfect Gin & Tonic is a goal that many seek. The key to success is having the right equipment. Here are two invaluable tools.

First, your Bonne O allows you to craft cocktails that are both classic and creative. Second, the right tonic. There are fine artisanal syrups available today. We've found the right one for the perfect G&T, Split Tree Cocktail Co Tonic No.3 is made with fresh lemon and lime juice and zest, whole lemongrass, sugar and cinchona bark as the quinine source.

Let's start with the Classic Gin & Tonic. It is easy to create a classic using natural ingredients with your Bonne O. Simply put a few ice cubes, a couple lime slices (optional), 3/4 cup of gin in the bottle and fill the bottle to the rim with cold water. Fill the flavor chamber with the tonic syrup and place a carbonator in the carbonation chamber. Close up the system, press the button and sparkle.

Garnish the glasses with a lime slice and you have a lovely Classic Gin & Tonic created with pure tonic. Open your cocktails slowly by pushing the top bottle valve a couple times before opening and allowing the bubbles to dissipate between presses. With alcohol in the bottle, more bubbles are formed so open slowly using this technique.

Next we're going to step up the flavors somewhat and add a bit of presentation flair. This Orange & Rosemary Infused Gin & Tonic adds delicate aromas of orange rind and rosemary. To create it put a few ice cubes, 3/4 cup of gin, a rosemary sprig and an orange rind in the bottle and top up with cold water to the rim. Fill the flavor chamber with tonic syrup and place a carbonator in the carbonation chamber. Close up the system and press the button.

Garnish the glasses with orange rind and a lime wedge. Let the bubbles bring the infused rosemary flavor to your nose just before you enjoy this Orange & Rosemary Infused Gin & Tonic. Again, open your cocktails slowly by pushing the top bottle valve a few times before opening and allowing the bubbles to dissipate between presses. With alcohol, fruit and herbs in the bottle, more bubbles are formed so open slowly using this technique. It takes a moment, but the taste is worth the wait.

Finally we'll take this classic drink to fancy with a Blackberry, Lemon & Mint Infused Gin & Tonic. To create this slice a few blackberries in half and add to the bottle.  Slicing in half lets a bit of the blackberries color and flavor permeate the drink. Add a couple ice cubes, a couple lemon slices, mint sprigs and 3/4 cup of gin to the bottle. Top up the bottle to the rim with cold water. Fill the flavor chamber with tonic syrup and place a carbonator in the carbonation chamber. Close up & press the button.

Garnish the glasses with a lemon wedge and a blackberry. Open your cocktails slowly by pushing the top bottle valve a few times before opening and allowing the bubbles to dissipate between presses, as described earlier. Impress your guests with this Blackberry, Lemon & Mint Infused Gin & Tonic and its infused flavors and color

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