The Perfect Gin & Tonic? An interesting dilemma. The current prize (for me at least) has to go to a Portobello Road Gin, on the rocks, mixed with Fever Tree Premium Indian Tonic Water and a slice of lime.
It’s an inspirational drink. Portobello Road Gin has intriguing, slightly medicinal hints of cinammon and clove. And relatively affordable too at twenty five quid a bottle. Fever Tree’s clean. And fizzy. And doesn’t taste saccharine. And the lime slice gives a nod to the colonial origins of this most Engish of cocktails. Especially good with a dry and spicy Bombay Mix. Although I also like the idea of those cheese straws- from the American Deep South.
The only way I can think of improving this would be to freeze your ice cubes using a decent bottled mineral water, such as Highland Spring. But I expect the readers of The Greasy Spoon are already on to this.
One of my current Room 101’s is London tap water. I cannot stress how foul this stuff is. There’s a rumour that it’s been around the block about five times or so before we’re allowed to drink it. And you’re never more than five yards away from a London rat.