LCBO Food & Drink Early Summer 2024

Gin Then and Now

Gin is one of the most iconic spirits and one of the most modern. Today, classic gins are as popular in cocktails as ever, while modern distilleries are meeting the sustainability challenge with eco-friendly spirits and bottlings.

The Mar‑tonic p. 122 Two classic cocktails in one, this drink starts as a Martini and morphs into a G&T. Choose any gin expression for your base spirit, from classic to con temporary to global. syrup such as Dillon’s Tonic Syrup from (some crafty versions are brown, from the cinchona bark, from which bitter quinine derives), and not a diet or sugar-free variety. TIP This recipe is best made with clear tonic

Hendrick’s Gin ( LCBO 637504, $54.95 ) is infused post distillation with delicate summery notes of cucumber and rose.

Among London Dry-style

For a more delicate, vapour-infused take on the classic formula, choose Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin ( LCBO 316844, $35 ).

For fans of contemporary gin styles with a gentler juniper flavour, Aviation Gin ( LCBO 129940, $44.95 ) adds botanicals like sarsaparilla, orange and lavender for a rounder, softer profile.

bottlings, Beefeater London Dry Gin ( LCBO 570, $32.95 ) is beloved for its bold juniper and juicy citrus profile.


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