This authentic Spanish Gin Tonic recipe is quick and easy to make…and extra fun when made the Spanish way!
Alright, for the final post in our Spanish series this month, we turn to what is probably the most famous cocktail here in Spain…
…a Spanish gin tonic. ♡
Yep, they drop the “and” here in Spain. Yep, they still call the drink by its English name (“un gin tonic, por favor”). Yep, they are wildly popular all over Spain. And yep, they are always served in huge fishbowl gin tonic glasses with a straw, which is so fun!
Also very important — when it comes to crafting an authentic Spanish gin tonic, the more fruit and veggies and aromatic “sprinkles” added in, the better. Gin tonics are so popular here that grocery stores actually sell cute little gin tonic “kits” full of juniper berries, cardamom pods, dried flowers and citrus slices, colorful peppercorns, and all sorts of other fun little aromatics to give your cocktail some flare. Plus you’re also encouraged to add in in whatever other colorful slices of fresh fruit, veggies, or herbs that you might have on hand.
Basically, the fun of Spanish gin tonics is all in the presentation! (And of course, the refreshingly cold cocktail, which is perfect this time of year.) So grab the largest wine glasses that you have, maybe some paper straws, as many fun slices and sprinkles as you can find, and get creative designing your own Spanish gin tonics!
If you go to a gin tonic bar in Spain, often you will just be given the choice of which gin to choose — everything else is up to the bartender. But when making your own at home, you’ve got all sorts of options! Here are the basic ingredients that you will need:
This cocktail couldn’t be easier. To make a gin tonic, simply…
Looking for more Spanish drink inspiration? Here are a few more drink recipes that are popular in Spain:
Spanish Gin Tonic cocktails are all about the presentation. So get creative and have fun with your favorite add-ins (such as citrus, herbs, dried aromatics, etc.) and enjoy!
If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!