Country Tails

March 9, 2015

When it comes to the eternal question of lemon versus lime, there are quite a few takes on the matter…

For those who tend to side with the bright, citrusy fruit that packs a punch, lime, say it offers a boldness that the lemon simply can’t compete with. However, gin connoisseurs will argue that lemon is the only option – saying its delicate flavours don’t take away from the gins botanicals.

Garnishing a G&T has begun to evolve in the last few years, as varying gin brands are suggesting that we pair our classic G&T’s with a garnish that best compliments the gins botanicals.

If you’ve been out recently and decided to order one, perhaps it’s arrived looking a bit more appealing than it normally would. Slices of grapefruit, cucumber, rose petals, ginger or apple, are just some of the garnishes that you may have stumbled across on your gin journey – but the options are endless and depend on which botanicals make up your gin of choice or which garnishes compliment those botanicals best.

Our Williams Elegant Gin is distilled from cider apples and made into a crisp, apple-based spirit. 11 botanicals including juniper, angelica root, orange and lemon peel, hops and elderflower make up this 48% spirit.

Here’s how we like to enjoy it…

Elegant G&T

– 25ml Williams Elegant Gin

– 15ml Chase Elderflower Liqueur

– Top with Fever-Tree Tonic

Build all ingredients over ice and garnish with a fresh slice of apple.

So, it begs the question – how do you like your G&T’s?