Three Ways to Make a Better Gin and Tonic

These three elixirs go beyond the classic gin and tonic cocktail


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Whip up one of these three elixirs the next time you make a gin and tonic. Trust us — you won’t regret it.

Berry Valley Tonic

  • 2 oz Half Moon Orchard Gin
  • 1 Tbsp local berry jam
  • 4 oz Q tonic
  1. Put Half Moon and jam in shaker with ice and shake until all jam is mixed, then strain over fresh ice in Collins glass.
  2. Top with tonic.
  3. Garnish with mint sprig and lime wheel.

Not By the Hair of My Ginny, Gin, Gin

  • 3 parts Orange County Distillery Gin
  • 1 part mint syrup
  1. Shake and pour ingredients into an 8- or 10-ounce glass filled with ice.
  2. Top with sparkling blood-orange juice.
  3. Add sprig of mint.

Hudson Foghorn

  • 1½ oz Clear Mountain Gin
  • Splash of fresh lime juice
  1. Shake and pour into a glass with premium ginger beer.
  2. Garnish with lime.

Related: Five Local Gins We Love

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