To be honest, when we heard of the fresh cocktail trend that sees gin and tonic muddled with coffee, our first thought was: ‘great, finally a chance to be hyperactively sad in public.’ Not the type of libation that instantly appealed, we were hesitant to give this one a go, but since whipping up and knocking back a few of the aptly named, ‘Turbo G&Ts’ we have to admit… we were wrong.
Blending gin’s light botanicals and tonic’s soft bitterness with a splash of earthy coffee, the unusual flavour combo really works. It’s a subtle twist on the classic gin and tonic — rather than a complete taste overhaul — and makes for a delicious party-starter guaranteed to both perk and loosen you up in one fell swoop.
But don’t just take our word for it, make your own. Simply pour a shot of gin over ice, followed by a small nip of cold brew coffee, before topping with tonic water and a twist of lemon to finish. Our new aprés work beverage of choice, turbo charge your Friday evenings with this enthusiastic gin tipple.