Perfect Gin and Tonic

Who can really turn down a simply made gin and tonic? The entire concept sounds simple, right? Well, it is an easy enough recipe. But what if we made it slightly complicated with a few added elements then we can actually enjoy its flavors even more. This recipe uses a whipped cream dispenser to really up the flavors of this simple cocktail.

To make the luxury G&T, at first, we would begin with a cucumber and lime foam, which would go on top of the drink, to make it really decadent. For this, put in a pan the following: 2 ounces of water, 2 ounces of fresh lime juice, 3 ounces of simple syrup, and 4 ounces of Monin Cucumber syrup. If you are still confused about making simple syrup, it is merely sugar and water boiled together till the sugar dissolves – 1:1 ratio.

Bring the mixture to a steady simmer. Meanwhile, soak 2 sheets of gold leaf gelatin in cold water. When the gelatin is sufficiently melted, add to the boiling water. Let the gelatin dissolve thoroughly and then remove from the heat. Let cool.

Once the mixture is cool, now it is time to proceed to the next step. Beat half a cup of egg whites lightly, to sort of start them up. Once they are slightly beaten, add the gelatin to it, and stir thoroughly. Then, strain the mixture in a whipped cream dispenser, and charge it with two nitrous chargers, shaking thoroughly to make sure the foam is well shaken, just like you would a cocktail. The double charging is to keep the foam stable. Take the dispenser and put it in the fridge to chill overnight. This particular foam can stay in the fridge for up to a week.

Now, to build the gin and tonic, at first, squeeze a lime wedge and drop it in the bottom of a highball or balloon glass.  Add an ounce and half to two ounces of Martin Miller’s gin to it. Then add a couple of dashes of tonic infused bitters. Fill the glass three fourth of a way with ice. Top it with dry blood orange soda, and stir lightly to mix. Finally, shake down the cucumber foam and then pipe a good bit of it on the top. Over the top, microplane a bit of lime zest, and you have your luxury gin and tonic ready!