Conquistador

Conquistador Gin and Tonic

Conquistador

At San Francisco's Coqueta restaurant, this fruity gin and tonic is mixed with a homemade citrus-and-fennel tonic and a spiced apple-celery juice, then garnished with fragrant fennel and star anise.Ingalls Photography

"Gin tonic" is a popular drink all over Spain. There, bartenders often serve the drink in enormous goblets, with a range of botanical garnishes from berries to spices to edible leaves. The trend has spilled over to Spanish restaurants in the States. At San Francisco's Coqueta restaurant, this fruity gin and tonic is mixed with a homemade citrus-and-fennel tonic and a spiced apple-celery juice, then garnished with fragrant fennel and star anise. It first appeared in our June/July 2014 issue with Camper English's story "Miracle Cure."