Gin and Tonic

Gin and TonicThis classic and easy cocktail is light and refreshing. It requires just the two named ingredients and a squirt of lime, all of which meld together beautifully. Tonic water’s ability to complement gin is unparalleled among mixers.

This may be a simple drink to prepare. But, you need to pay attention to the proportions of gin to tonic water. And, using high-quality ingredients makes all the difference. We recommend the classic Tanqueray London Dry Gin and Fever-Tree Premium Indian Tonic Water.

Some interesting history
The first gin and tonic was introduced by the army of the British East India Company. In India, where malaria was a persistent problem, quinine was used as a cure. In the 1700s they began introducing it into tonic water as preventative medicine, but the bitter taste was unpleasant. British officers took to adding a mixture of water, sugar, lime, and gin to the quinine in order to make the drink more palatable…thus the drink was born!

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Midnight Moonshine Cherry Cola

Midnight Moonshine Cherry ColaIf you are looking for an easy-to-make and delicious cocktail idea, try this simple recipe for Midnight Moonshine Cherry Cola. It’s a real treat!

Midnight Moon Cherry is made with ultra-smooth Midnight Moon and hand-filled with delicious cherries. It’s sweet and tart and blends beautifully with classic Coca-Cola.

Clean, ultra-smooth moonshine
Midnight Moon Moonshine is inspired by Junior Johnson’s family moonshine recipe and–true to the roots of moonshine–it’s made from 100% American corn and handcrafted in small batches. They use a state-of-the-art distillation process to make a superior quality spirit. Midnight Moon does not have the harsh, heavy corn taste people associate with illegal moonshine. It is blended with ultra-clean water that has been through a five-step filtration process, and the result is a very smooth spirit with a subtle sweetness from the corn.

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Watermelon Mojito

Watermelon MojitoThe addition of fresh watermelon and raspberries makes this spin on the mojito recipe hard to pass up. And, it is perfect for a hot, summer day or a backyard BBQ.

Definitely use fresh fruit and lime juice for maximum flavor. We are using light rum, but you can try a darker rum for a deeper flavor. Also, we strained our fruit and mint leaves after muddling for a smoother texture.

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The Tom Collins

The Tom CollinsThe Tom Collins is a classic highball that has held the test of time as one of history’s most enduring cocktails. It appears in the first bartending book, “Von Vivant’s Companion” printed in 1877, but was likely popular before the book was printed.

The ingredients are simple—gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and club soda. If you don’t have club soda, any sparkling water will do. Its simplicity is why this drink has been around for generations.

For a variation, check out our Cucumber Collins cocktail recipe.

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