August is synonym of resting, joy and…. party! in line with this summer spirit, for these dates we propose you the Gin Juls, that is pleasant as an appetizer, afternoon, or night drink.
Gin&tonic is not only one of the most popular cocktails but also one of the trendy drinks. From birth, the basis of its recipe is gin and tonic. The history of gin&tonic is quite curious, as it is born as a result of the search for a cure against malaria and to mask the bad taste of quinine.
The story goes that the origin of gin&tonic germinated in India in the last quarter of the 19th century. It all started with the British soldiers assigned to colonial India, who could not stand the taste of the quinine pills they had to take to fight the malaria they were exposed to in a tropical environment.
They began to combine the quinine pills with water, resulting in an excessively bitter mixture. Thus, the soldiers chose to combine the quinine pills with gin, lemon and sugar, resulting in the gin&tonic we know today.
Our cocktail of the month was the gin&tonic winner of the Barman Club of Catalonia contest of the year 2014, and it was created by our barman Julio Montero, who was inspired by the popular Gimlet cocktail to create this fusion between cocktail and gin&tonic plus a touch of elder.
The Gimlet is a classic and simple cocktail made with gin, and lemon juice. It is said that it was created in 1879 by Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Gimlette, a Royal Navy surgeon. At that time, sailors faced scurvy, a terrible infectious disease that attacks the body due to a lack of vitamin C in the diet.
Gimlette tried the sailors drank lime, which is rich in vitamin C, but they resisted, so he added gin to the lime juice, so that the taste would be more pleasant and in this way the Gimlet was born.
Returning to Gin Juls, this cocktail is made with gin, tonic, elderflower liqueur, lime and a lemon twist. It is a refreshing classic with citrus and floral touches.
Formula Gin Juls
Scented with lemon peel (lemon twist)
Refresh yourself with our winning combination
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