Gin & Tonic


Recipe: Gin & Tonic (serves one)

  • 2 oz. gin
  • 4 oz. tonic water (we used Fever Tree)
  • juice from 2 lime wedges
  • lime twist

Pour tonic water and gin into ice-filled glass. Squeeze lime wedges into glass, then add lime twist as garnish (or toss in the lime wedges).

You’ll notice from the picture that there’s something unusual about our gin & tonic. Where does it get that pink color? From the blue gin on the left, of course!

How does that work? We used Empress 1908 Gin, which is infused with butterfly pea flower — a botanical that has long been used in Southeast Asia to make tea. The cool thing about butterfly pea flower is that it’s an acidity indicator: when you add citrus juice or tonic water, it changes color from deep blue to pink. We tried this color-changing gin for the first time on floor 1.5 of The Chandelier at the Cosmopolitan on our recent trip to Las Vegas.

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