Gin & Soda
The Gin & Soda is, as The New York Times’ Cooking section puts it, an “un-recipe.” Like nearly all spirit-and-soda cocktails, we start it at a 2:4 ratio and adjust to taste.
While it’s not the most exciting drink, it is a useful one; this is almost always the first recipe we use with a brand-new bottle of gin we haven’t tried before. The effervescence of soda water opens up the spirit’s flavors, allowing for a better appreciation of the unique notes of any gin.
This old recipe takes on a totally new character when seltzer or club soda are swapped for flavored, unsweetened sparkling water. We especially like it with a citrus-flavored sparkling water – but just about any flavor you can get is improved with gin, we think.
Add the ingredients to a tall ice-filled glass in the order given. Stir gently to incorporate. Garnish with a wedge of any type of citrus.
- Gin and Soda recipe at The New York Times