Gin. Perfect served over ice with a slice of lemon and tonic, and a true companion on a summer’s day. I tend to default to gin when the weather gets hot, so when Sainsbury’s sent me a bottle of its award-winning Taste the Difference Blackfriars London Dry Gin, it was time for me to step away from the tonic and experiment. The weather demanded something cold and fruity that would keep my thirsty friends happy whilst the sausages were sizzling on the barbecue. I came up with a blend of gin, white tea and Sainsbury’s Apple and Raspberry juice. Was it delicious? Indeed it was. But there’s more. This tasty new drink needed a name, and not just any old name, but a great name. And so, the G and Tea was born. Do you see what I did there?
G and Tea
- 50ml Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Blackfriars London Gin
- 125ml white tea, chilled
- 150ml By Sainsbury’s Apple and Raspberry juice
- Mint, to garnish
- Make a cup of white tea and pop it in the fridge to chill. When your tea is cold, add a few ice cubes to a glass and add the gin.
- To the ice and gin, first add the white tea and then the juice. Stir well and garnish with fresh mint leaves.
Serving this drink in jam jars with floral-printed straws is, of course, optional, but does look very pretty. And, it’s the only time that I’ve ever been able to say, “My straw matches my dress.”