Simple tricks to impress your guests

Simple tricks to impress your guests

Lying, slim G+ Gin bottle of tangerine with CWSA double gold medal, next to it filled glass with ice cubes, flowers as decoration

A well-stocked house bar is no longer a rarity. Here are a few tips here on how you can get even more out of your drinks and really impress your guests.

1.)    Particular Glasses

Anyone who has ever drunk an Aperol Spritzer from a glass with a handle (me) knows that the right (or wrong) glass definitely makes a difference. A gin and tonic has a few glass highlights, such as crystal or balloon glasses. A beautiful glass is an eye-catcher, automatically enhances the drink and gives your guests a better drinking experience.

2.)    Ice Cubes

Ice cubes are an absolute must in every gin and tonic. But there are a few exciting alternatives to the classic ice cubes that everyone knows.

On the one hand, there are ice cubes in other forms, such as balls or sticks, on the other hand ice cubes made of other materials such as stone or stainless steel. These alternatives offer the advantage of not watering down the drink.

3.)    Decoration

Everyone knows lemon and cucumber in a gin and tonic. When it comes to decorating, you can let your creativity run free – as long as the taste matches the drink.

Here are a few tips:

  • Citrus of all kinds, but maybe in a different form? Dried, frozen, only the zests, etc
  • Herbs such as Thyme, rosemary or lavender
  • Berries (e.g. frozen or frozen directly in ice cubes as shown in the picture below)
  • Star anise (at least visually) also does quite well in gin, but its taste is very intense and not for everyone
  • Apple slices
  • Edible flowers

4.)    Unusual Combinations

We often hear “I don’t like gin, it’s so bitter”, but it is mainly the tonic that makes a gin and tonic bitter. Therefore it makes sense to try other combinations. We tested these combinations for you and can highly recommend them:

  • G+ Oak Cask Edition with Ginger Ale
  • G+ Lemon Edition with Bitter Lemon
  • G+ Flower Edition with Thomas Henry Cherry Blossom
  • G+ Flower Edition with Dr. Filler Zuckerwatte (Candy Floss)
  • G+ Classic Edition with Schilerol and Soda
  • G+ Tangerine Edition in fruity cocktails (e.g. with Rauch Mandarine juice)

Hopefully nothing stands in the way of an unusual drink creation at your next barbeque now. We hope you enjoy trying it out. Cheers!

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