As minutes move forward we find moments and things that will stand the test of time. Take the song “Yesterday” by the Beatles, “I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King, grandma’s famous lasagna recipe, or heck what about Toronto Raptor Kawhi Leonard’s buzzer beater in Game 7 vs the Sixers. These are all things that will be talked about and enjoyed for years to come no matter how long ago it happened.
Although gin isn’t normally included in lists of this nature, I would argue that it very well should be especially when it comes to a long-standing classic like Tanqueray. Its founder Charles Tanqueray created this gin all the way back in the 1830s over 180 years ago, and to this day it is still enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. On top of that, they are still winning accolades in 2019. For the 7th year in a row, Tanqueray has won the “Bartender’s Favourite Gin” award as voted on by the World’s Top 50 Bartenders (2019 Drinks International Annual Bar Report).
The one thing that all these moments and things have in common that allow them to stand the test of time is quality. Quality in the music notes on a page, the words behind a motivational speech, ingredients in a family recipe, or just a generational sport talent. It’s what what makes something last beyond the years of you and I. Tanqueray is no exception.
Charles only used the finest quality botanicals to perfect his gin recipes. In fact, he created over 300 gin recipes that inspired all the Tanqueray variants we have today. It didn’t come easy though. Charles experimented with many ingredients, tasting only the finest botanicals from all around the world. After extensive trials, he discovered a perfectly balanced recipe that combined a rich, full flavour with a bold and invigoration taste. This ultimately led to the birth of what we know today as Tanqueray Gin.
Most gins are mixed with tonic water. Tanqueray London Dry Gin has distinct flavour profiles that make it truly unique and versatile! The variant I really fell in love with was their classic London Dry gin. It consists of four perfectly balanced botanicals that combine to produce one unmistakable taste. My favourite part of the Tanqueray London Dry Gin is how versatile it is and how easy it is to switch it up by just choosing a different garnish to go along with it.
The signature way to enjoy the Tanqueray London Dry Gin is just with tonic water and then garnished with a lime. You will find here below this signature recipe for you to try at home, and I also included two other quick variations with lemon and cucumber garnishes that will switch up the flavour profile, but still stay true to its strong heritage and taste.
Tanqueray London Dry Gin Signature Recipe
1.5oz Tanqueray London Dry Gin
3 oz Premium Tonic Water
Garnish with a Lime
Add ice into glass.
Pour Tanqueray London Dry Gin over ice
Add tonic water
Garnish with lime
Tanqueray London Dry Gin With Cucumber Garnish
Tanqueray London Dry Gin with Lemon Twist Garnish
Happy to be a partner with Tanqueray this summer because whether you’re hosting a summer party for your friends this year or just drinking for one (no judgement here!), any of these Tanqueray London Dry Gin cocktails will do the trick. Let me know below which one of these cocktails is your favourite, or better yet if you created your own way to enjoy it I would love to know that too! Remember to enjoy responsibly, whether it’s 1830 or 2019, because Tanqueray will still live on one glass bottle at a time. Cheers!