Gin and tonic – why does it taste so good?

Simply put, it’s all in the chemistry. You know how specific colours make the other one stand out? Reds and greens, purples and yellows? Well… the same is in the complementary values of gin and tonic. They have a chemistry based relation due to their ingredients. What the heck does that mean? In short – whether or not you like them apart, you will like them together.

The secret behind the pleasurable taste of this go-to cocktail lies in the molecules that each drink holds on its own, which, by coming together make the other taste even more sensational. These molecules are very similar by structure, and thus, attract each other, making G&T chemically different, and more pleasurable by taste. This perfect match is made when the quinine (where the bitterness comes from) in the tonic water and the juniper berries in the gin combine. Even though the ingredients you consume are the same, your taste buds perceive them differently.

As every G&T lover, we also have our favourite recipe. We’ve customised it, to satisfy even the most sophisticated taste buds.

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Luftbremzer G&T recipe:

50 ml of Luftbremzer gin

100 – 150 ml of tonic water

Lemon peel

Add a gin in a preferred glass (use highball if you like it longer) filled with a bunch of good hard ice. Pour over your favorite tonic and garnish with the twist of lemon peel. Enjoy it slowly and little by little. Do you feel the chemistry buzzing?