This is the 3 year boubon from the Kentucky based American Distilling Co. CPL, who is a great lover of bourbon, recommended it as a solid stand-by (and gifted me a bottle, which I always find compelling testament), and I like it as a sweet and easy digestif.
More adventures in the land of adding promising ingredients to the classic gin & tonic (standard procedure with the Spanish-style gin tonic, which may be ordered with any number of garnishes).
This time rosemary and lime juice garnished with cucumber. I wanted to add some fresh ginger matchsticks as well but…why not save something for next time?
The key ingredient here is actually this jumbo ice cube. Brilliant, no? Takes ages to melt. This company also makes massive spherical ice cube molds, which look comparably badass.
The longer the embellishing element can steep in the gin beforehand, the better.
I’ve used Beefeater 24 gin here, which I like a lot (plenty of juniper coming through and not too sweet), and Fever-Tree Tonic Water, which is excellent (and again, pleasantly dry).