First up is a classic G&T with homemade rhubarb and pink grapefruit bitters. Adding rhubarb & pink grapefruit to a G&T, both of which are bittersweet flavours, is a great twist to the classic gin & tonic, as their bitterness complements some of the tartness of juniper. Bitters, the salt & pepper of the cocktail world, have long been used to bring distinct, powerful flavours to classic drinks. You likely will have heard of Angostura or Peychaud's bitters, which use roots and herbs to create their distinctive flavour. If you'd like to make your own bitters, it's a pretty complex process with multiple different steps but there's a great guide on Liquor.com
Second is another twist on a gin and tonic using green coriander seed and a slice of lime. Whilst green coriander seed is quite difficult to find in the shops, it's pretty easy to grow and brings a strong aromatic flavour to a G&T. Broadly a cross between coriander leaf and the more mature brown seed (that you'd find on the spices rack in a local supermarket), green coriander is a perfect addition to a G&T. One thing that we love about the Dinorwig team is their commitment to innovating and trying new and interesting flavours and approaches. Why not try some new herbs & spices in your G&T, comment below with your favourite variations or send them to use via Instagram.