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RECIPE: Celebrate International Gin and Tonic Day with this trusted cocktail recipe

As the weather warms up, take a moment to enjoy this delightful classic cocktail

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By Alyxandra Carolus | October 19, 2022 | Recipes

The beauty of a G&T is its simplistic, yet deliciously refreshing flavour. It is a drink that denies the concept of ‘right place, right time’. For any occasion, anywhere with anyone, sometimes all you need is a G&T. It’s a classic for a reason, and if you love a zesty and refreshing drink? It’s the one to choose. That’s why it’s no wonder that this drink has stood the test of time and even has a day dedicated to it, coming up on the 19th of October.

The best thing about gin is that you can pick your flavour profile, whether you like the London Dry variety or want a more layered approach. South African gins can come in a host of flavours from rooibos, to fynbos or even a colourful one. Why not go with the flow this month and try out this enticing G&T recipe?

Gin and Tonic


60ml gin

120ml Indian tonic water


Cucumber slice

Watermelon wedge


Fill a highball glass with ice, then add your choice of gin.

Top with the Indian tonic water and stir gently.

Finally, garnish with the cucumber and watermelon.