Certain drinks are irrevocably associated with certain cities or countries. The Singapore Sling and Manhattan are obvious. Cuba has its Daiquiri, Puerto Rico the Piña Colada. Dublin’s drink is Guinness, Rio has the caipirinha, and for the best Gin and Tonic, you would naturally look towards… Spain!
Spain makes the best G&T, served in the perfect glass and garnished with citrus peel and fresh spices like star anise or grated nutmeg. Many bars and restaurants now offer an entire menu dedicated to the “Gintonic” as it is known. It is not unusual for these establishments to have up to 80 different gins on the shelves, sourced from all around the world. The British may have invented the drink, but the Spanish have elevated it to an art form.