While on a recent cruise, I mentioned to some fellow travelers that I wrote a cocktail blog, and often had to come up with cocktail recipes for it. I mentioned that I might invent one on the cruise. “Tonight’s the night to do it!” one of them exhorted. So I agreed: Tonight is the night. And that would be the name of my concoction. It combines one of my favorite liquors with one of my favorite liqueurs, and is both tangy and sweet — an excellent combination. So ask for a TTN next time. You’ll have to explain it the first few times I’m sure, but the bartender will enjoy making it I bet. And with Saturday being National Gin and Tonic Day, it’s a good fit right about now.
1.25 oz. Hendrick’s gin
1 oz. St-Germain elderflower liqueur
3 oz. tonic
Making it: Pour liquors into a shaker with ice and stir with a bar spoon. Pour into a highball glass (with ice) and add tonic. Squeeze in lime and use as a wedge.