Strawberry Gin and Tonic

June 27, 2019Sew White

Strawberry Gin and Tonic. Yes you read it right! It’s a fabulous mix of strawberries and cream gin, fresh strawberries and of course tonic.

Is there anything better than sitting in the garden on a sunny summer day and sipping a G&T? I love it. It’s happiness in a glass as they taste so good and can be made at home.

In time for the tennis my Strawberry Gin & Tonic is the most refreshing and fruity way to watch the action live from SW19. A mix of strawberries and cream gin mixed with fresh strawberries and topped up tonic. It will take a few minutes to make so make sure you try it.

Fever tree tonic being poured in to the gin balloon glass with strawberries inside.

Adding a strawberry to the side is an added touch plus the ones thinly sliced inside will soak up a bit of the gin and taste great if you want to fish them out. The thinly sliced strawberries in the glass also give the finished drink a boosted red colour. The gin is pink so does dilute with the tonic, adding the strawberries makes it a nice way to keep the red tone to the drink.

Table setting for a wimbledon party with navy blue table cloth, gin glasses with strawberries in and strawberries and olives on display.

As part of a Wimbledon watching feast table I think the strawberry gin and tonic added something really special. It looked gorgeous and my guests couldn’t wait to tuck in. (We were watching Queens but it will all be repeated for when Wimbledon starts).

How to make the Strawberry Gin and Tonic

How to make a Strawberry Gin and Tonic perfect for Wimbledon. Ice cubes and strawberry slices in a glass from Elys Wimbledon.

This is super easy to please do try it. In your gin balloon glasses add ice cubes. Thinly slice a few strawberries and add them to the glasses. Add 50ml of strawberries and cream gin and let the fruit muddle for a while – a few seconds to a minute should be enough. It really helps to get the gin infused into the strawberries.

Top up with tonic water and serving straight away. Happy sipping.

Strawberry Gin and Tonic Recipe

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Strawberry Gin and Tonic

Strawberry Gin and Tonic. Yes you read it right! It's a fabulous mix of strawberries and cream gin, fresh strawberries and of course tonic.

Course Drinks
Cuisine British
Keyword Strawberry Gin and Tonic
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 glasses
Calories 120 kcal
Author Sisley White

Ingredients

  • ice cubes
  • 4 Fresh strawberries
  • 100 ml strawberries and cream gin
  • Fever Tree tonic water

Instructions

  1. Half fill the gin balloon glass with ice cubes.

  2. Thinly slice two strawberries and add the slices to the ice.

  3. Add a single strawberry to the rim of each glass as decoration.

  4. Add 50ml of gin to each glass.

  5. Top up the glass with Fever Tree tonic water and enjoy straight away.

  6. Top tip - Snack on the strawberries in and on the glass as you go.

Pink and white bottle of strawberry and cream gin from Poetic License.

I think it’s safe to say that the centre piece of the table was the G&T. Even the bottle matched the colour scheme. Don’t you just love when that happens! The gold from the gold stemmed glasses and servers and the white from the serving stick.

Check out this action shot… Thirsty yet?

Tonic water being poured into a strawberry gin and tonic on a blue table.

The perfect summer table in collaboration with Elys of Wimbledon.

Navy Blue Table Cloth

With only 5 pieces from the Elys of Wimbledon summer collection I created this gorgeous table. The dark navy blue table cloth really makes the colours of anything on top pop out and look so vibrant. I love a table cloth especially one that really pulls your attention to everything on top like this one did.

Gin Balloon Glasses

As Gin & Tonics are so incredibly popular it’s only right to drink them in the proper way… with gin balloon glasses. These gorgeous ones made by LSA have hand painted gold stems which adds something extra special to them. They are weighty but in a great way that even though delicate they are strong and easy to hold and sip from. Gin balloon glasses are fantastic for making G&Ts at home as they really enhance the smell as you sip. They are also a lovely little bit of luxury to enjoy at home.

Strawberries and Cream Gin

To go in the gorgeous gold stemmed glasses what could be better than the Strawberries and Cream gin by Poetic License. It tastes so good. I thought there was no way that the iconic flavour of strawberries and cream could be captures. Also the idea of cream in a G&T sounded weird. However I was proven wrong and the cream bit is very subtle and the taste was delicate but captures the flavour well.

Salad Servers

For serving up the food and adding a little extra of the gold touch from the gin glasses I chose the gold handled salad servers. The acacia wood and gold work so well together and with the other times look very inviting. The gold from both pieces shining out against the blue.

Serving Stick

The final touch to my summer garden party table was the 2 part service stick. A crisp ceramic bowl divided up into 2 section but with the cutest added bonus of having handle to help serve with. I filled half up with olives and the other with strawberries. The wooden handle linked to the wooden servers and helped to create a table display I’m really proud of.

It was a lovely way of adding a few tasty bites to the table. You would think, looking at the serving stick, that it was rather small. It actually fit in way more than I thought. Another added bonus. There are also bigger ones and different sizes available in store.

Table cloth by Also Home £65. 2 part serving stick with handle by Ladelle £14. Gold Handled salad servers by Ladelle £15. Gold Stemmed gin balloon glasses by LSA £48. Strawberries and Cream gin by Poetic License £35. All available at Elys of Wimbledon.

Hand holding the strawberry gin and tonic. Condensation on the glass and a strawberry as decoration.

From strawberries to blueberries. A new G&T to try.

Disclaimer this post is sponsored by Elys of Wimbledon. All opinions and the recipe are my own.

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11 Comments

  • Cat | Curly’s Cooking

    June 30, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Strawberries and cream gin sounds delicious! I love gin but can’t stand tonic so I’d have to serve this with lemonade. I love the strawberries in the glass and I always have to eat them at the end of their gin soaked goodness. Love the glasses too.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      June 30, 2019 at 9:56 pm

      Oh with lemonade would be wonderful. I think I prefer lemonade to tonic too, but tonic still is rather nice.

  • Esha

    July 2, 2019 at 1:40 am

    Such a perfect summer drink. I don’t drink alcohol, but this would be such a big hit for summer parties. I shall save it and make it for guests sometime. Love the strawberries in the glass. Absolutely fabulous.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      July 2, 2019 at 10:58 am

      Thank you so much. I love adding fresh fruit to the glasses!

  • Ceri Jones

    July 5, 2019 at 10:47 am

    OMG all the yesses. Love gin and perfect time for Wimbledon right. Pimms who??5 stars

    1. Sew White

      July 10, 2019 at 8:58 pm

      I have to say I love Pimm’s but I think this is definitely the new classic.

  • Anna | Serving Dumplings

    July 8, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Such a perfect looking summer drink!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      July 10, 2019 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you. I completely agree.

  • Nickki

    July 11, 2019 at 9:08 am

    I tried strawberry gin a couple of weeks ago and loved it. This looks absolutely delicious and so refreshing! Is it wrong it’s only 10am and I could drink one of these right now?? 😉5 stars

    1. Sew White

      July 11, 2019 at 1:04 pm

      It’s cocktail hour somewhere right!

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