I like wine or champagne with my meal, but prefer to start (or end) my evening with a cocktail.
During my twenties I was a gin and tonic girl. During my thirties I was busy with babies so a night out was such a rare treat that I usually took the time to read the drinks menu and started experimenting with different cocktails. That lasted for a few years but then one night I ordered a G&T and that has pretty much been my go to drink ever since.
Several new gins had been introduced onto the market during my hiatus so that now whenever you order it you are always asked which gin you prefer. I was determined to know the answer to this question so tested a few. I had long been a fan of Bombay Sapphire, went through a small Hendricks phase but then quickly settled on Tanquery 10. It was introduced in 2000 and is the only gin that includes fresh citrus which may be why it tastes so delicious since I prefer to add a slice of lemon in my gin and tonic anyway.
I have noticed that many American bars and restaurants use their soda gun when making my drink so have learned to request bottled tonic to avoid being served gin and soda.
Do you have a signature drink?