An Ode To… The Spanish gin & tonic goblet


You’ve never had a truly great G&T – or ‘gin-tonic‘ in Espagnol, just in case you’re heading to the bar – until you’ve had a gin and tonic in Spain. Why? Well, it may be our greedy side typing, but for us it’s something about the goblets they’re served up in. The size of your head – if you’re lucky – these vast receptacles are generously filled. We like to keep it simple and choose a Larios gin off the shelf – a typical London-style gin, not too heavy on the botanicals. This will be poured over a glacier of huge ice cubes followed by Fever Tree tonic if you’re lucky, but more likely a Schweppes. Perhaps a curl of lime zest or a slice of lemon or orange? Perhaps a scattering of juniper berries and pink peppercorns? This will be the best G&T you’ve ever had – and you can order it in pretty much any bar anywhere in Spain – hands down.

Favourite G&T spot in San Pedro de Alcántara:
Pub Charles, Calle Andalucía, 8, 29670 San Pedro Alcántara
Tel: +34 952 788 178

Favourite G&T spot in Granada:
Alameda, Rector Morata 3, 18009 Granada
Tel: +34 958 221 507

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