Wednesday, July 28, 2010

cocktail hour {g + t's}

My boyfriend is a big fan of gin and tonics (or g and t's as he likes to call them). I'm more of a vodka-soda girl, but there is something so refreshing about a g and t with fresh lime in the summertime. I love this simple recipe from the food network made with tonic ice cubes.

the perfect gin + tonic

- 4 to 5 tonic water ice cubes
- 3 oz gin
- 4 oz tonic water
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- lime wedge for garnish

Place ice cubes* in a tall, narrow glass. Add the gin, tonic water and lime juice, stir well. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve immediately.

*To make the tonic ice cubes: fill an empty ice cube tray with tonic water and let cubes freeze for several hours. Covered well, the cubes will stay fresh in the freezer for a few weeks. Sidenote: I think limeade ice cubes would be perfect in this as well.

image :: Kate Spade's fabulous NYC apartment (Domino)

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