Gin & Tonic


Without fail, every Friday, I walk in the door and look forward to the weekend. Something that helps jump start that? A little drink. But only 1. Really after this is made, its all anyone really needs. Sometimes, if the boyfrind is home he has it waiting for me. Yep, every woman’s fantasy expectation.

I definitely like to drink, but I try to be responsible because apparently adults do that. I really don’t raid the liquor shelf until 5:00 rolls around. I gravitate towards the simple things, and you can’t get much simpler than a G & T. Winter, spring, summer, fall, no matter the season I love the Friday drink; it kind of signifies the start of the weekend and a few days rest from a monotonous job. Although I do switch it up a little.

A few years ago I discovered Elderflower Liquor. This has completely warped my ideas of the word cocktail. I will choose most any cocktail with the addition of this, especially gin. A little prosecco too? We are so in business. Now my perfect Gin & Tonic includes just a touch and it makes me so happy. Elderflower is slightly sweet, combining essence of honey, flowers, and a baby hint of citrus. Basically a citrus honey flower G &T. I know. It’s brilliant.


My Friday friends

So are you ready to welcome 5:00 on a Friday? Does your job stress you out or frustrate you and a light, refreshing drink is needed to get you ready for the weekend? This is the one. I promise. It works wonders. It’s also awesome if you are awesome and like amazing things. I have converted more than my fair share of G&T friends to this version. Please say you will be next.

Gin & Tonic

  • 2 oz. gin (I prefer Henricks, but any 2nd tier works too)
  • Tonic water
  • Splash of St. Germaine Elderflower Liquor
  • Lime, for garnish
  • Fill glass (highball or old fashioned, sometimes I use a mason jar if I’m feeling frisky) with ice about 3/4 full
  • Add gin
  • Add tonic water
  • Add elderflower and lime.
  • Prep for the weekend!

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