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Gin and Tonic – how to improve this classic cocktail

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When it comes to gin drinks, the gin and tonic are classic cocktail . It’s such a popular drink that it even made its way into “The Great Gatsby” as Daisy Buchanan’s favorite drink. However, if you’re bored of this drink and have specific dietary restrictions that render it off-limits, there are other options for refreshing gin cocktails.

A substitute for tonic

The classic cocktail gin and tonic that never leaves the menu, but to make it, we need good quality products. Portofino Italian gin will be perfect for this, you can buy it from a spirits online store – Crimston. It fits perfectly with the classics and it will not be lost among the intense flavor of the tonic. It can also be an inspiration for the bartender to create an easy cocktail recipe. Its flavors perfectly match fresh fruit or herbs and spices such as ginger or rosemary, so maybe instead of regular tonic it is worth brewing ginger beer. We can also change tonic for Sprite or 7up if we don’t like it. The cocktail will become sweeter and additionally enhance the taste and aroma of citrus which are abundant in Portofino Italian gin.

Classic cocktail additives

An obvious addition to the classic gin and tonic is citrus slice, zest or cucumber. How about delicately ground red pepper that will spice up a slice of ginger and mint that will give freshness. Cucumber can be perfectly replaced with melon which will introduce a little more sweetness. Changing the additives can change the taste of the cocktail in an unobvious way and you can use this easy cocktail recipe in other cases as well.

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Stay in sunny Portofino

Portofino is a gin from the western part of Italy and shows the full flavors of this country. You can buy it in a spirits online store – Crimston, the only distributor in Poland. Citrus, fresh herbs and flowers are the main qualities noticeable in taste and aroma. It is a drink that retains all its qualities even after combining it with other tastes, its intensity always comes to the front. How about serving a homemade lemonade with a shot of gin? Portofino also goes well with lemon ice tea.

Here we show you some easy cocktail recipe with Portofino

Portofino Spritz:

– 40 ml Portofino Dry Gin

– 20 ml Campari

– 15 ml simple syrup 

– 5 grapes

– Splash Prosecco

Muddle grapes and syrup in a shaker, add Portofino Dry Gin, Campari and fill with ice, shake until well chilled. Strain into a wine glass filled with ice. Top up with Prosecco and garnish with orange peel.

Piazzetta Spritz:

– 50 ml Portofino Dry Gin 

– 10 ml Amaro Amara 

– 10 ml White Vermouth

Fill a wine glass with ice and add the three ingredients. Top with Prosecco and garnish with orange peel and a flower.

Negroni Bianco:

– 30ml Portofino Dry Gin 

– 30ml Dry Vermouth 

– 30ml Bitter Bianco

Fill a mixing glass with ice, add the three ingredients and stir for thirty seconds. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass over a large ice cube and garnish with lemon peel.

Crimston is an alcohol wholesaler in Poland and offers deliveries of various alcohols throughout Poland. In this spirits online store online you will buy Portofino the Italian gin, right next to such premium spiritsas Pampelle or Jumping Goat. You can also order with delivery straight to your door. So what else are you wondering about?