Friday, July 9, 2010
Lighthouse - Gin and Tonic
I'll be up at the Auckland Food Show shortly - where one of the first things I will be trying in the "Lighthouse Gin and Tonic" - Wairarapa's finest!
Its a winner - that is going to take on the world - mark my words.
There is a trend these days - to drink Gin with merely soda water. Yeh its - ok - but sorry the Tonic is the classic way.
Tonic water has an interesting history - basically - the tonic part made - from a dark brown powdered bark (containing the quinine chemical) - was good for treating (not preventing) the effects of malaria.
One problem - it tasted disgusting!
The solution mix it with some gin - and a slice of lemon - acceptable! - and the tradition grew. So - the fine - slick tonic water we use these days - actually bear's no relation to the tonic today. So the reality - is that the original tonic water - was a brown disgusting murky mix!
Anyway check out this crappy video on youtube - the Gin and Tonic song for a laugh - it is terrible!!