Gin and tonics are among the most idiotproof cocktails around, but try these tips from Zachary de Git, Spirit Advisor of EC Proof Flat, to turn yours from great to wow.
- Citrus zests are popular garnishes for cocktails because of their citrus oils. When shopping for fruits, pick the ones that are firm, even a little underripe.
- Be gentle when peeling citrus fruits for zest, so that you don’t end up with too much of the bitter white pith. But you can always use a paring knife to scrape out any remaining pith.
- If you’re making your punchbowl ahead, keep the mixture chilled in the fridge, and add ice and tonic only when you’re ready to serve.
- If possible, opt for larger ice cubes so that the punchbowl does not get diluted too quickly.
Start the slideshow for our G&T punchbowl recipes, and to watch Zac take you through the steps of making a Declaration Punch.