Gin & Tonic cocktails that you can enjoy exclusively from The Botanist

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2019 has been the year of the Gin Renaissance — and earlier this month, gin enthusiasts celebrated the distilled spirit on International Gin & Tonic Day October 19 with The Botanist Gin, the first and only dry style gin from the Scottish island of Islay.

The Botanist Gin is a unique craft spirit featuring 22 hand-foraged botanicals from Islay in each bottle. The 22 botanicals cover a wide range of flavor profiles (herbal, sweet, citrus, floral, aromatic) that create a versatile taste, which serves as the ideal foundation to complement the local & seasonal ingredients to customize your Gin & Tonic.

Check out some recipes below for you to try at home for yourself:

Lavender Chills

1.5oz The Botanist Gin

1.5oz Cold Brew

.5oz Lavender Syrup

2oz Tonic Water

Pour The Botanist Gin, Cold Brew and Lavender syrup into cocktail shaker. Shake and strain over ice into a Highball glass. Top with Tonic Water.

To make Lavender “Tea” Syrup — 1:1 sugar to water. Bring to Boil, turn off, add lavender and let sit for 10 minutes to infuse lavender. Serve when cooled.

Fruit of Thyme

1.5oz — The Botanist Gin

4oz — Tonic Water

Ruby Red Grapefruit Wedge

Sprig of Thyme

Squeeze grapefruit wedge into a cocktail glass and leave it. Add The Botanist Gin and then ice. Top with Tonic Water. Garnish with a sprig of thyme.

Poached & Tonic

1.5oz — The Botanist Gin.

4oz — Tonic Water

Pear — 1 slice

Cinnamon Quill

Press pear into a cocktail glass and leave it. Add The Botanist Gin and then ice. Top with Tonic Water. Garnish with a Cinnamon Quill.

Islay Breeze

2oz — The Botanist Gin

.5oz — Cointreau

.75oz — Fresh Lime Juice

.25oz. — Simple Syrup

1 Bar Spoon — Green Chartreuse Liqueur

3oz — Tonic Water

1 Spring — Fresh Mint

Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Fill shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a rocks glass, filled with ice. Top with tonic and garnish with mint sprig.

Botanist & Tonic

2oz — The Botanist Gin

3oz — Tonic Water

Pour The Botanist Gin over ice in a highball glass. Add tonic water and stir. Garnish with your favorite fresh ingredient.

Dominic Alling, Brand Ambassador for The Botanist Gin loves unique garnishes such as: charred lemon, cherry tomatoes, grapefruit wheel, pineapple mint and smoked rosemary

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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