These fruit and herb-infused gin and tonic cocktails are so refreshing and perfect for a summer’s day! Easy to make and bound to please, they’re a fruity twist on the classic G&T.
When I’m at a dive bar or not feeling a sweet cocktail, I usually go for a classic gin and tonic. They’re pretty plain, but I like the refreshing taste and enjoy sipping on something simple.
To give the standard gin and tonic recipe a twist, I added some fresh fruit and herbs to lightly infuse the tonic water.
Serve these gin and tonic cocktails in a large round glass with ice and in seconds the standard gin and tonic is now one for the books!
Below are a few different concoctions I created… experiment and try your favorite fruit or herbs! Happy summer!
How To Make These Fruit Infused Gin and Tonic Cocktails – Step By Step
- Fill a glass with ice
- add in the desired fruit and/or herbs,
- pour tonic water 3/4 of the way full
- add 1 or 1 1/2 ounces gin. Easy!!
The beauty of fruit-infused gin and tonic cocktails is you can get really creative! Here are a few great fruit combos I tried!
Strawberry and Orange
Lush, bold, and brimming with natural sweetness, strawberry lightens rich, complex flavors and complements the profiles of other naturally sweet foods. It works really well with the robust citrus flavor of orange.
Cucumber and Sage
Cucumbers have a slightly bitter flavor, that blends well with the sweet and somewhat bitter sage. Sage’s pine-like flavor and aroma really make for a refreshing tipple!
Kiwi and Lemon
Kiwi pairs well with apple, banana, berries, cherry, citrus, coconut, mango, and tropical fruit. I’ve opted for lemon in this combination, to keep it light and wonderfully tangy, with a touch of sweetness from the kiwi.
An Easy Gin and Tonic Cocktail
They are perfect for a summer BBQ, you can mix and match to guests’ tastes, or whip up a batch of flavored gin, let it infuse for 3 days and you have a great make-ahead cocktail too!
Infusing Fruit To Gin
Just like infusing water (you can see that post here), this works with a classic gin and tonic too. It gives the cocktail a deliciously subtle flavor and adds gorgeous color too.
When choosing your gin The best quality ingredients are likely to give the best results in terms of flavor but don’t go too spend-happy. Try to pick a clean-tasting, uncomplicated gin.
A product with strong botanical flavors might not mix well with extra additions, whereas a classic London Dry-style gin with more neutral notes would take on flavors better.
Top Tips for Fruit Infused Gin and Tonic Cocktails
- Make sure you choose the right gin for your fruit combinations. Keep it clean and let the fruit shine!
- Opt for fresh fruit and herbs if possible.
- Pour over ice.
- Garnish with fruit.
Check Out These Other Charming Gin Cocktails.
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Fruit Infused Gin and Tonic Cocktails
- 2 large Strawberries
- 1 Orange, Sliced
- 1 Cucumber, Cut into 15 Slices
- 4 Sage Leaves
- 1 Kiwi, Sliced into 4
- 1 Lemon, Sliced into 6
- 16 oz tonic water, 4 ounces per drink
- 6 oz gin, 1.5 ounces per drink
- Fill a glass with ice
- Add in the desired fruit and/or herbs
- Pour 4 ounces tonic water into each large wine glass.
- Pour in 1 to 1 1/2 ounces gin into each large wine glass.