Yes, AMF’s are probably the most bang for your buck, but no, they do not taste great. Ok, so what are your options if you’re still looking to get a buzz on but want to actually enjoy your drink? Answer: A gin & tonic! It’s a classic, tasty cocktail (often made really strong) that is decently priced at the bar, so you don’t have to say “Adios” to either your wallet or your taste buds. Or better yet, take a pass on going to the club (especially right now!) and make it at home. This is a great recipe that you can follow to the T, or use as a base to get creative and make some interesting combinations!
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 0 min
- 2 oz gin
- 4 oz tonic water (can be subbed with sprite, or sparkling water with 1/2 tsp sugar)
- cucumber slices or fruits of your choice
- In a glass, combine gin and tonic.
- Add ice.
- Garnish with cucumber slices.
- What’s the difference between tonic water, sparkling water, and sprite? It’s all in the sugar and bitterness.
- tonic water = carbonated water that has added sugar and quinine (creates a bitter taste.) Very often used in combination with other liquids, such as in a cocktail.
- sprite = a type of soda water. It has added carbonation, sugar, and lemon-lime flavoring. For g&t cocktails, you can definitely substitute soda water, but note that it can lead to a sweeter cocktail.
- sparkling water = contains minerals (like calcium, sodium, magnesium) and carbonation that are natural. The taste of sparkling water often differs because of the location of the water source.