Fruit Infused Gin and Tonic Cocktails

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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.

gin and tonic cocktails on a table

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!!
fruit in the gin and tonic cocktails

Fruit Combinations

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, 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.

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Fruit Infused Gin and Tonic Cocktails

These fruit and herb infused gin and tonics are so refreshing, perfect for a summer's day!
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Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 Cocktails
Calories: 149kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Use a floral gin for the best results! 
Add in more tonic water or gin depending on how strong you like it. 
There really isn’t a recipe for these, truly it’s your preference of fruit and the ratio of tonic to gin! 

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg
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3 thoughts on “Fruit Infused Gin and Tonic Cocktails”

    • Hi! The fruit just adds a subtle flavor to the gin and tonic, but you totally good infuse the gin for a stranger flavor! I didn’t do this, but I’m sure if you sliced the fruit and let it soak in the gin over night in the fridge it would be good! If you try it let me know!

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