Ever since returning from Africa I have been loving gin and tonics. The sundowner drink of choice (read more about sundowner cocktails in my next Calgary Herald column on Nov. 10), I became quite accustomed to my daily G&T whilst watching the sun set over Tanzania.
I didn’t always love them, however. Both tonic and gin are an acquired taste, I find, so adding a little something to soften the duo can help. A lot. Enter elderflower cordial to make an Elderflower G&T.
My friend Liz Tompkins introduced me to this lovely libation last week. She was camping this past summer with gal-pal Laura Jackson, who supplied the ingredients, and they enjoyed this civilized twist on a classic. I think you will, too.
- 1 oz Hendrick’s gin
- 1/2 oz elderflower cordial
- Top tonic (2-3 oz, to taste)
- Squeeze lime
Build the drink in a rocks glass, stir, then add enough ice to fill the glass and chill the drink.
–Recipe courtesy Laura Jackson