Los Gintonic

Los Gintonic
Los Gintonic
Vermouth adds character to this Stateside riff on the elaborate Spanish-style gin tonic, while a tonic water flavored with bitter lemon balances the aromatized wine’s sweetness. Navy-strength gin stands up to them both.Ingalls Photography

Vermouth adds character to this Stateside riff on the elaborate Spanish-style gin tonic, while a tonic water flavored with bitter lemon balances the aromatized wine's sweetness. Navy-strength gin stands up to them both. The drink, a specialty of the bar at the Seattle restaurant Aragona, first appeared in our June/July 2014 issue with Camper English's story, "Miracle Cure."

Los Gintonic
Vermouth adds character to this Stateside riff on the elaborate Spanish-style gin tonic, while a tonic water flavored with bitter lemon balances the aromatized wine’s sweetness.
Yield: makes 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz. navy-strength gin
  • 12 oz. dry vermouth
  • 3 oz. bitter lemon tonic water
  • 1 strip lemon zest, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine 1 12 oz. navy-strength gin and 12 oz. dry vermouth in an ice-filled shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice; top with 3 oz. bitter lemon tonic and garnish with lemon zest.