Darnley’s View Spiced Gin & Tonic

Darnley’s View Spiced Gin & Tonic

The warm spicy one

Now Dry January is over, we’re again ready to serve you with all things gin. What better way to start with a recipe that will warm your hearts during these cold winter days. Spicy, yet soft. Warming and invigorating.

Darnley’s View Spiced Gin? True, we haven’t reviewed this one yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t share with you the perfect recipe. Anyway, the gin review is on its way. Enjoy!


What do you need for your perfect serve?

–     A balloon glass with lots of ice
–     5 cL Darnley’s View Spiced Gin (1.7 oz)
–     Three leaves of fresh (!) coriander
–     One cinnamon stick
–     Schweppes Premium Mixer: Ginger & Cardamom Tonic Water

The Recipe: Darnley’s View Spiced Gin & Tonic

Take a large balloon glass and fill it up with ice (use a lot, about 2/3 of the glass). Stir the ice inside the glass to let it cool. Remove any excess water, you can use a cocktail strainer for this.Put in the coriander leaves and the cinnamon stick. After adding 5 cL Darnley’s View Spiced Gin, give it a stir so that all the flavours can start to mingle. Add 125 ml of the Schweppes Ginger & Cardamom tonic water. Try doing this at the edge of your glass, but you can also use a bar spoon of course. Just try to keep the bubbles of your tonic in stead of pouring in the tonic all at once and lose any sparkling sensation while drinking your GT. All done! Despite the fact that Darnley’s view spiced gin is quite strong, this recipe softens it up a little and makes it enjoyable for everybody.


Even if you don’t like coriander, be sure to try it out. Even for once. You’ll be amazed of how much you like it. Anyway, just give it a shot, it’s worth it.



P.S. If you want to prepare the perfect Gin & Tonic, read it here on G&T Recipes.

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