150 ml Light Tonic Water
Lemon Zest Garnish
Pour 50ml of Twenty into an ice cube filled tall glass and top up with light tonic water.
Twist a strip of lemon peel over the top to release the oil and then place in the drink as a garnish.
Jigger or measure
Fruit knife or vegetable peeler (for lemon peel garnish)
A light twist on the ever-popular G&T. At Twenty we love our light spirit drink with a light tonic water. Our version of this familiar and refreshing drink is light in alcoholic strength and light in calories* whilst retaining plenty of flavour. You’re welcome!
*Which brand of tonic you choose to use will alter the calorific content of your drink.
Whilst we recommend a lemon twist as a garnish for this drink, the two citrus botanicals used in the distillation of Twenty are grapefruit and orange. Why not try a twist of either of these fruits to amp up the citrus within?
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:
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!
This could be an heirloom from your great grandmother or any old mixing jug in the kitchen. Something to stir things up in.
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.
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.
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.
You can make this with sugar and water and a hob, or you can pick some up at the shops. Either way, we recommend you have some to hand, it is key to a whole load of great drinks.
Add that bit of flourish and the zing of some citrus zest. Your potato peeler or a good sharp knife will work a treat.
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.