Mixing Up a Classic with Small Batch Tonic and Detroit Gin

During my freshman year of college, my roommate and I drank way too many gin and tonics during a snowstorm….and since then, I have never really had any kind of a hankerin’ for anything made with gin. That was, of course, until my sister-in-law gifted me a bottle of gin, distilled in her neighborhood in Detroit.

This wonderful product of Detroit City Distillery has brought gin back onto my palette. And, I bet if you got a hold of a sample, you might feel the same way.

How do you honor a great product? In this case, I paired it simply with a tonic with a similar story – Jack Rudy Small Batch Tonic.

Elderflower G&T

The version pictured is a classic cocktail, massively upgraded by using locally crafted elixirs that were made by people obsessed with delivering the very best product. In my most recent combination of this drink, I used the elder flower tonic to bring out all of the beautiful herbaceous qualities of the gin.


In a highball glass filled with cubed ice, mix 2 oz. of gin with 0.75 oz of tonic and 5 oz. of soda water. Stir gently and enjoy immensely!


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