Junipero, Q Tonic, lime, basil
Uva y Naranja
G'Vine, Fever Tree tonic, grapes, orange
Hendrick's, Fever Tree tonic, Cloves, Cucumber
No. 3 London Dry Gin, Q Tonic, dill, coriander
In Spain they are mad for gintonics (The ‘g’ in gin is pronounced like a ‘y’ and the two words come out of your mouth as one). In essence, the Spanish gintonic is a cocktail and not a cocktail all at once. It is not so different from the stalwart gin and tonic that your grandfather used to sip after work and before dinner. The real genius of the Spanish gintonic is the use of botanicals. Each drink highlights a specific botanical from the base gin. The gin is poured and then the fresh botanical added to the gin. The bartender lets it steep like tea for two minutes and then adds one large ice cube and slowly pours in the tonic. The gintonic is as refreshing as its popular namesake but with added layers of complexity from the simple highlighting of a botanical.
At Boqueria, we chose our gintonic list after several experimental sessions with the bartenders. The format is the same for all four drinks: gin, tonic, and one or two botanicals. The name of each concoction is simply the Spanish word for the principal botanical used. We are proud to be one of the first Spanish restaurants stateside to offer up a line-up of the gintonics that celebrates what Spain has been sipping and enjoying for years.
Visit our blog for the full story and inspiration behind the new GinTonic program.