Gin & tonic for warm summer evenings By wine merchant Dan Breiner Eriksen, Eriksen Vinhandel, Nygade 4, 4300 Holbæk Summer is approaching and for many there is nothing better than a good gin and tonic on the terrace. With its bitter aftertaste, the drink is an obvious alternative to the sugary drinks that are often served in the summer. With its few ingredients, gin and tonic are immediately a simple drink to make, but one should finally not underestimate the importance of mixing ratios and the combination of the right gin with the right tonic. There are also a large number of features that make a significant difference to the taste experience. Everyone knows the classic lemon slice and ice cube, but there are a wide variety of garnishes such as rosemary, thyme, orange peel, cucumber, cinnamon stick, lime, etc. Different combinations with the right type of gin will give you a wide range of flavors. The finished result also depends on the quality of the gin and tonic used. Gin is an alcoholic beverage that is flavored with juniper berries. The alcohol percentage is typically between 38% -43%, and as a rule of thumb you should add more ice and tonic if you use gin with a higher alcohol percentage. In the production, neutral alcohol is used which is then redistilled with botanical notes such as berries, fruits, flowers, herbs, spices and roots. The botanical elements are soaked in the alcohol along with juniper berries. Some also use essences instead of botanical elements - and everything has an effect on the alcohol percentage and the finished product. The typical content of tonic is water, sugar, carbon dioxide, citric acid and quinine. Over the past few years, the range of tonics has exploded, and so has the number of flavors. Tonic with fruit and berry flavors has become very popular - here are Indi Tonic Water with either strawberry or lemon, Doctor Polidori’s Grape Tonic with grape flavor and MG Tonica which has an enhanced citrus flavor and citrus essence. But why do you want to taste tonic with berry and fruit flavors? Because they complement the berry and fruit-like gin absolutely fantastic and give an extra flavor dimension. The team at Eriksen Vinhandel is ready to guide you out into the world of gin! And remember - the right combination of gin, tonic and garnish will make your GT a completely unique taste experience!

Gin & tonic for warm summer evenings By wine merchant Dan Breiner Eriksen, Eriksen Vinhandel, Nygade 4, 4300 Holbæk Summer is approaching and for many there is nothing better than a good gin and tonic on the terrace. With its bitter aftertaste, the drink is an obvious alternative to the sugary drinks that are often served in the summer. With its few ingredients, gin and tonic are immediately a simple drink to make, but one should finally not underestimate the importance of mixing ratios and the combination of the right gin with the right tonic. There are also a large number of features that make a significant difference to the taste experience. Everyone knows the classic lemon slice and ice cube, but there are a wide variety of garnishes such as rosemary, thyme, orange peel, cucumber, cinnamon stick, lime, etc. Different combinations with the right type of gin will give you a wide range of flavors. The finished result also depends on the quality of the gin and tonic used. Gin is an alcoholic beverage that is flavored with juniper berries. The alcohol percentage is typically between 38% -43%, and as a rule of thumb you should add more ice and tonic if you use gin with a higher alcohol percentage. In the production, neutral alcohol is used which is then redistilled with botanical notes such as berries, fruits, flowers, herbs, spices and roots. The botanical elements are soaked in the alcohol along with juniper berries. Some also use essences instead of botanical elements - and everything has an effect on the alcohol percentage and the finished product. The typical content of tonic is water, sugar, carbon dioxide, citric acid and quinine. Over the past few years, the range of tonics has exploded, and so has the number of flavors. Tonic with fruit and berry flavors has become very popular - here are Indi Tonic Water with either strawberry or lemon, Doctor Polidori’s Grape Tonic with grape flavor and MG Tonica which has an enhanced citrus flavor and citrus essence. But why do you want to taste tonic with berry and fruit flavors? Because they complement the berry and fruit-like gin absolutely fantastic and give an extra flavor dimension. The team at Eriksen Vinhandel is ready to guide you out into the world of gin! And remember - the right combination of gin, tonic and garnish will make your GT a completely unique taste experience!