The Classic Elegance of Gin and Tonic: A Timeless Combination

Few drink pairings have stood the test of time like the illustrious duo of gin and tonic. From its humble origins as a medicinal concoction to becoming a beloved cocktail enjoyed around the world, the gin and tonic holds a special place in the hearts of cocktail enthusiasts. In this blog post, we'll delve into the history, flavours, and art of crafting the perfect gin and tonic (St Davids edition!)

The Amazing Journey of Gin and Tonic: Let's dig into the fascinating history behind gin and tonic! Did you know it was actually created as a remedy for malaria? And guess what, British colonisers in India spiced it up by adding tonic water to their daily gin dose to make it more enjoyable. From medicine to a beloved cocktail, it's come a long way, standing the test of time.

Pick Your Perfect Gin: Now, let's talk about the fantastic world of gin and all the amazing flavours it offers. You've got your classic London dry gin, the floral ones, and those citrus-forward varieties. Each brings its own personality to the party. Have you ever tried a Seaweed Gin? Here at St Davids Distillery we have created a recipe which consists of hand picked seaweed from Whitesands Beach and St Justinians in St Davids, Pembrokeshire. Believe it or not the seaweed actually gives off a subtle citrus taste that our customers absolutely love. Served with ice and a slice of orange, you can't get much better than that!

Crafting the Perfect Gin and Tonic: Master the art of creating a well-balanced gin and tonic. Learn the essential components, including the ideal gin-to-tonic ratio, the right glassware, and the importance of using quality ice. Experiment with different garnishes, such as citrus twists, herbs, and spices, to enhance the aromatics and visual appeal of your cocktail. Still unsure how it all works? Book in for a gin tasting experience at our restaurant St Davids Gin & Kitchen where you can try all of our homemade gins made in the heart of St Davids, Pembrokeshire!