Raspberry Gin & Tonic Cocktail

by Julie Cohn
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With temperatures still in the high 90’s here in Arizona, it’s a little bit difficult to fully embrace Autumn, especially when it comes to cocktail sipping.  I want to make pumpkin, apple, and pear cocktails, but the temps are just not right for them yet.  Fortunately, I can still enjoy summer-to-fall transition cocktails until the weather gets a little cooler, including this refreshingly complex Raspberry Gin & Tonic cocktail, made with London No. 1 Gin.

{I received a sample of London No. 1 – this recipe and my opinions are my own.}

The London No. 1 Gin

Gin used to be considered a summer-only cocktail spirit, but gin has such uniquely faceted flavors, why should it be boxed into just one season?  Take The London No. 1 Gin for example.  The botanicals in this gin are so complex–not just simple juniper, but cinnamon, bergamot, lemon peel, coriander, and almond….all the flavors that blend well with fall and winter sipping.  Think a pumpkin syrup infused Bronx for Halloween, a cranberry-orange gin fizz for Thanksgiving, or gin infused mulled wine for after caroling.

The London No. 1 is distilled in small batches in hot stills the old-fashioned way, in the the heart of London, for authentic London dry gin.  And have you seen the bottle?  It’s gorgeous!  That brilliant blue London No. 1 bottle makes any cocktail bar look so elegant!

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Raspberry Gin & Tonic Cocktail

  • 2 oz. London No. 1 Gin
  • 2 oz. Fresh or Frozen Raspberries
  • 4 oz. Mineral Water (Perrier or similar)
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh Lime Juice
  • Cracked Ice
  • A lemon or lime slice for garnish

(Per 10-12 oz glass)

Fill a tall cocktail glass with ice.  Add the gin, lemon and lime juice, and raspberries, then fill remainder of the glass with mineral water.  Garnish with lemon or lime slice and serve.

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Note:  Unlike traditional gin & tonic drinks, I make this Raspberry gin and tonic with mineral water to allow all the unique flavors of The London No. 1 gin to shine through.  The quinine in tonic water would overshadow the flavors of the gin.

Visit The London No. 1 to find out more about this exquisite gin!


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