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5 Surprising Ways to Make Gin & Juice

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Snoop Dogg may have immortalized Gin and Juice with his 1993 hip-hop classic, but he didn’t invent the timeless combo. Gin and Juice goes back almost a century before Snoop even came into the world (ultra-smoothly, we assume) as Calvin Broadus Jr., in Long Beach. (Side note on Snoop: Did you know he has 17 music-industry award nominations, and no awards? That’s some flagrant injustice right there.)

Yeah, the G & J duo goes back to at least 1876, when legendary bartender Jerry Thomas put the recipe for a Tom Collins (gin, fresh lemon juice, sugar, club soda) in writing. Bartenders from Thomas’s era knew how well gin paired with fresh citrus (and other juices), and bartenders from our era have rediscovered this fact and taken it to the next level—and the next one after that.

We asked one of them, Zach Lynch of St. Augustine, FL—a 2016 USBG World Class finalist—to put together some fresh gin-and-juice combinations for us, using Tanqueray No. TEN, which is distilled with fresh whole fruits for a citrus-herb balance specifically created for mixing with fresh juice.
He delivered five of them that would have Snoop himself laid-back sipping with a smile on his face.

These are all shaken, the traditional way to mix all drinks containing fresh juice.

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Light up your corner of the club, or the deck, with this bold and bright number. The New Orleans bitters add sweet floral aromas on top and trickle down into the drink, which is perfectly balanced, with the bitter notes in the Italian aperitif offsetting the lightly sweetened, bright citrus of the fresh grapefruit and lime juices. Plug in the anise-like scent of the tarragon garnish, and this one glows with flavor.

The Essentials

Tanqueray No. TEN
Italian Bitter Aperitif
Fresh Grapefruit Juice
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They may be traditional rivals in many areas (sports, culture, politics), but France and England get along just fine in this simple, delicious cocktail. Tanqueray No. TEN, from London, is made with fresh whole citrus, including grapefruits, limes, and oranges, so it naturally pairs with the grapefruit juice, while the quinquina, from France, brings a light sweetness and a complex herbal flavor to the party. Diplomacy: it’s a beautiful thing!

The Essentials

Tanqueray No. TEN
French Quinquina Aperitif
Fresh Grapefruit Juice
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Take your gin and juice to the tropics with this simplified spin on the classic Fog Cutter. The rum adds a spicy-sweet complexity, the horchata a creamy cinnamon kick, and the two kinds of fresh juice cut through with bright, sweet accents. Serve it in a Tiki mug to complete the island getaway vibe.

The Essentials

Tanqueray No. TEN
Rum
Fresh Pineapple Juice
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Call this the English spin on G & J, with fresh cucumber and lime juices, a splash of sweetness, and a fragrant mint garnish. Refined, tasty, and crisp, they could serve it at Buckingham Palace.

The Essentials

Tanqueray No. TEN
Mint
Fresh lime Juice
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The pomelo is South Asia’s answer to the grapefruit. It’s sweeter than grapefruit, though, so the bitter notes of the Italian aperitif balance it quite well. If you can’t find pomelo, use grapefruit instead, and add a little sugar to the juice. This three-ingredient marvel should go right into your G & J repertoire.

The Essentials

Tanqueray No. TEN
Italian Bitter Aperitif

Please drink responsibly.
TANQUERAY NO. TEN Gin. 100% Grain Neutral Spirits. 47.3% Alc/Vol. Imported by Charles Tanqueray & Co., Norwalk, CT.
 

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