I first started ordering a gin and tonic at the bar because it had fewer calories in than my beloved vino. Fortunately for me, this was around the same time that G&T started to have a ‘moment’, and the various exciting variations and gin bars that began appearing helped ensure it became one of my favourite drinks. So when the London based property developers Berkeley Group asked me to join in their celebration of gin and share a cocktail recipe inspired by their recent article, I was of course up for the challenge. It didn’t take me long to connect the idea of London with all other things incredibly English, and top of the list was good ol’ tea. So here is my recipe for a super refreshing Iced Tea Gin and Tonic, which, I won’t lie, is a corker:
50cl London dry gin
150cl Tonic water
The juice of half a lemon (plus a slice to pop in after)
1 tsp Loose leaf English Breakfast tea
Handful of ice
- Very simple stuff folks: add to a glass the gin, tonic and lemon juice.
- In a serperate glass/mug pour roughly 20ml of boiling water over the tea leaves and leave to brew for around 5 minutes.
- Strain the tea-infused water into your gin and tonic.
- Add ice and a slice of lemon to finish – then serve!
I’m totally a fan of this drink as it’s simple yet really effective – so much so that I can’t understand why alcoholic iced tea isn’t just a ‘thing’. So next time you knock yourself up a G&T, give this twist a go!