Ultimate Gin and Tonic
Ultimate Gin and Tonic. Todd Coleman

This G&T recipe, from Curate in Asheville, NC, turns the classic gin & tonic’s masculine vibe on its head. All dressed up in flowers and colors, it’s girly, glamorous, and totally delicious.

The Ultimate Gin & Tonic The Ultimate Gin & Tonic
A full five garnishes gild this otherwise classic interpretation of a gin & tonic. The simple combination, calls for the best quality booze and fizz.
Yield: makes 1 cocktail


  • 1 12 oz. gin, preferably a floral brand such as Hendrick’s
  • 1 lime wheel
  • 1 lemon wheel
  • 2 juniper berries
  • 1 Lemon verbena leaf
  • 1 edible flower, such as nasturtium
  • Tonic water to top, preferably Fever Tree


  1. Add gin, lime and lemon wheels, juniper berries, lemon verbena and flower to an ice-filled rocks glass. Top with tonic water to taste.