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Twenty & Light Tonic

Twenty & Light Tonic

10 MIN FOR THE AMBITIOUS(DONE WELL & YOU’ll WOW FRIENDS)

INGREDIENTS

50ml Twenty

Light Tonic Water

Lemon Zest Garnish

Cubed Ice

METHOD

  • 1

    Pour 50ml of Twenty into an ice cube filled tall glass and top up with light tonic water.

  • 2

    Twist a strip of lemon peel over the top to release the oil and then place in the drink as a garnish.

  • 3

    Enjoy!

EQUIPMENT

Jigger or measure

Collins/Tall Glass

Fruit knife or vegetable peeler (for lemon peel garnish)

CHAT

Don’t be fooled by this drinks simplicity, with its hued electric pink appearance it carries a unexpected complexity when considering the sum of its parts. Peychaud Bitters aren’t readily available at every supermarket, but you’ll find them easily enough online and you’ll be glad you did.

TWIST/HACK

Bitters are packed with flavour. A little goes a very long way! There are loads of other bitters out there to try. We specify Peychaud Bitters in this recipe as they create a fantastic pink hue and deliver a delicious anise flavour that combines so well with the botanical make up of Twenty.

CREATE YOUR HOME BAR

WITH A FEW SIMPLE TOOLS YOU”LL BE THE HOST OF THE TOWN

If you love your gadgets then you can go to town, but you absolutely do not have to. You can make great cocktails with not much more than a glass and a chopstick if you choose but a few key tools for your kitchen will help you along the way. Here are the things we have at home for our cocktail adventures:

1 GOOD ICE

The bigger the surface area to volume ratio the less your ice will water down the flavour of your drink. Think bigger is better. There are lots of ice trays and moulds out there that give you all kinds of shapes and sizes. Any old ice will do though to keep it cool!

2 A MIXING GLASS

This could be an heirloom from your great grandmother or any old mixing jug in the kitchen. Something to stir things up in.

3 A MEASURING JIGGER

Know what you are drinking. A 25ml unit of Twenty is half a unit of alcohol. Measuring is great, it puts you in control and it means you can make consistent, great tasting drinks.

4 SQUEEZER

One for every type of citrus fruit or a fork and a strong fist. Get out all that lovely juice and mix up some magic.

5 STRAINERS

You will want to strain out the chunky bits that can get stuck in your teeth. There are lots of great strainers to choose from, but a sieve in your kitchen will do just fine.

6 SIMPLE SYRUP

One for every type of citrus fruit or a fork and a strong fist. Get out all that lovely juice and mix up some magic.

7 KNIFE & PEELER

Add that bit of flourish and the zing of some citrus zest. Your potato peeler or a good sharp knife will work a treat.

8 BITTERS

We love bitters. There are so many out there to choose from or you can get really creative and make your own. Go for it and experiment to find the ones that you love to mix with Twenty.