Today is National Gin & Tonic Day, and you can’t celebrate this holiday without mixing a Gin & Tonic in your own unique way. 

The Gin & Tonic is one of those classic cocktails that’s easy to make and can satisfy almost any palate. Mix one of these delicious variations at home to show your love for this classic cocktail.

Spanish Rosa GinTonic, rose with cocktail, strawberry garnish

Spanish Rosa GinTonic

Spanish Rosa GinTonic

This Gin & Tonic riff is simple yet delicious, and can be whipped up in no time.

Ingredients:

Preparation: Combine gin and tonic in an ice-filled wine glass. Express an orange peel into the drink. Garnish with grapefruit, juniper berries, dehydrated orange, and edible flowers.


Calamity Garden G&T, cocktail with garnish and bottle on grey

Calamity Garden G&T

Calamity Garden G&T

Adapted from a recipe created by Amy Traynor (aka @MoodyMixologist), the Calamity Garden G&T shows the spirit that American legends are made of.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Calamity Gin
  • .5 oz. Pink Grapefruit Juice
  • .25 oz. Lemon Juice
  • .25 oz. Hibiscus Syrup
  • Tonic Water
  • Pink Grapefruit Wheel (for Garnish)
  • Rosewater (for Garnish)

Preparation: Add first four ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a double rocks glass filled with ice and top with tonic water. Garnish with a pink grapefruit wheel and mist of rosewater.


Not Your Dad’s Gin & Tonic, cocktails with lime wheel garnish

Not Your Dad’s Gin & Tonic

Not Your Dad’s Gin & Tonic

Bright and fragrant, this Gin & Tonic highlights Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin with crisp and bubbly lemon, lavender, and cucumber flavors.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin
  • .5 oz. Elderflower Liqueur
  • .75 oz. Small Hand Foods Tonic Syrup
  • Sparkling Water
  • Lime Wheel (for Garnish)

Preparation: Combine gin, elderflower liqueur, and tonic syrup in tin shaker. Add ice, cap with other side of tin, and shake lightly for 6 seconds. Strain with a Hawthorne strainer into a Collins glass over ice. Fill with sparkling water and garnish with a lime wheel.


Smoking Gun cocktail being poured in a tea cup

Smoking Gun

Photo by Alexa Bendek @KitchenByAlexa

Smoking Gun

This unique libation infuses gunpowder green tea and star anise into coconut milk for a fresh taste. Recipe by Lulu Martinez: @Luna_Drinks, Jacques Bezuidenhout: @LoveTequila and Liquid Productions: @Liq_Pro.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Gunpowder Irish Gin
  • 1.25 oz. Coconut Milk Infused with Gunpowder Green Tea and Star Anise
  • .5 oz. Kaffir Lime Cordial
  • .25 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • Orchid Flower (for Garnish)

Zephyr Black Gin & Tonic

Featured on the cocktail menu at Sachet in Dallas, this take on a Gin & Tonic features cilantro, sage, brandied cherry, and lemon peel.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Zephyr Black Gin
  • 1 oz. House Tonic Syrup
  • Lemon Wedge
  • Sparkling Water
  • Cilantro (for Garnish)
  • Sage (for garnish)
  • Brandied Cherry (for Garnish)
  • Edible Flower (for Garnish)

Preparation: In a stemless wine glass with ice, add gin and house tonic syrup. Squeeze a lemon wedge and drop into the drink. Fill with sparking water and garnish with cilantro, sage, brandied cherry, and an edible flower.


Brockmans Perfect Serve Gin & Tonic, bottle, cocktail with garnish, dark background

Brockmans Perfect Serve Gin & Tonic

Brockmans Perfect Serve Gin & Tonic

“More than ever before, creating a Gin & Tonic has become an art form,” explains Bob Fowkes, marketing director and cofounder of Brockmans Gin. “The renewed interest in this cocktail classic has elevated the Gin & Tonic to an elegant and stylish drink experience. Our Perfect Serve Gin & Tonic is a refreshed and exciting Gin & Tonic that beautifully complements and enhances the unique botanicals in Brockmans Gin.”

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Brockmans Gin
  • 3 parts Premium Tonic Water
  • Pink Grapefruit Twist
  • Fresh Blueberries (for Garnish)

Preparation: Fill a chilled glass with big ice cubes. Add a double measure of Brockmans Gin. Pour the tonic water gently on a bar spoon to keep the fizz. Twist the pink grapefruit peel over the drink. Garnish with a couple of fresh blueberries.


AMASS G&T, mixologist pouring

AMASS G&T

AMASS G&T

This easy-to-mix recipe features a dry gin from Los Angeles, along with lime and rosemary to accentuate the gin’s flavors.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. AMASS Gin
  • 4 oz. East Imperial Tonic Water
  • 1–3 Lime Wedges
  • Rosemary sprig (for Serving)

Preparation: Add gin to a highball glass filled with ice. Squeeze in lime wedges to taste and then add them to the glass. Add tonic water; stir to combine. Rub rosemary sprig between palms to release oils; add to glass.


MarTEAni Tonic, cocktail and bottle

MarTEAni Tonic

MarTEAni Tonic

Served by Soberon combines three beautiful elements, the classic Martini, tea, and a gin, Tonic into one drink. He stirred up some gin and dry vermouth with an earl grey syrup and topped it with a regular Indian tonic to create this delicious libation.

Ingredients:

Preparation: Add first three ingredients to a glass with plenty of ice and stir. Add more ice and top with tonic. Garnish with lemon wedge and cranberries. *Boil water to make Earl Grey tea. Once tea is ready, discard tea bag. Add an equal part sugar and let simmer, gently stirring, until all sugar has dissolved; simmer for just a couple of minutes. Pour in a bottle and let cool; (optionally add a bar spoon of vodka to preserve). Shake and put it in the fridge. It will last several weeks.