Spritzy and refreshing with a bittersweet finish, the Gin and Tonic is a two-ingredient cocktail whose beauty lies in its simple construction and quality ingredients. While the cocktail can be easily upgraded with a simple gin or tonic swap, its delightful qualities can also be found in other drinks. So the next time you crave something like a Gin and Tonic, get just that with one of these great drinks.
If You Like Gin and Tonics, You’ll Love These Cocktails
All the bubbles and gin of a Gin and Tonic with a frothy topping of foamy egg whites to boot. Made simply with gin, soda water, lemon juice, a hint of simple syrup and those aforementioned egg whites, it’s a light and ethereal alternative to your usual G&T.
The bitterness of hops and the sweetness of honey takes the place of tonic’s signature flavors in this cocktail from bartender Laura Gardner of Staten Island’s Hop Shoppe. It gets its fizz from a topping of not-too-sweet hard cider and a touch of spice from fresh ginger.
Old Tom Gin
The Tom Collins is, in essence, fizzy lemonade for grown-ups. Your usual garnish of choice might be a lime wedge, but this drink calls for a cherry and, gosh darnit, it deserves one. Have a little fun.
Gin drinkers, be prepared to love a vodka drink. Made with cooling cucumber vodka, lime juice, soda water and cranberry bitters, this cocktail from Boston bartender Jackson Cannon gets its gin-like appeal from a hit of herbaceous green Chartreuse.
Here’s a great option for the G&T drinker who continues to add less and less of the T and more and more of the G. Gin, soda water and lime juice are all that goes into this simple, gin-forward cocktail.
Perfect for a sweltering hot summer day when your Gin and Tonic just can’t cut it, this variation adds soothing pineapple-aloe syrup into the mix, along with fresh cucumber juice.
Get a little fruity and try this raspberry-infused highball. Spicy ginger syrup, sweet raspberry syrup, fresh lemon juice and gin get a fizzy topping of soda water for a delicious cooler that will appeal to those who like their G&Ts on the sweeter side.