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Move over, vodka soda, there’s another classic tipple seeing a resurgence: gin and tonic. Squeezing a lime wedge into a freshly made G&T while relaxing in the sun can be extremely satisfying — and you can do a lot more to this drink than adding in some lime.

“Gin is having a wonderful renaissance,” says cocktail craftsman Nick Kosevich from Bittercube, a bitters boutique company. “Gins like the ones created by Bombay Sapphire are directly correlated to this growth in gin consumption. With vapor distillation, the end results are these bright, citrus-forward gins that can resonate with those that maybe shied away from gin due to the ‘pine tree’ [taste].”

Flavour aside, one of the most important parts of your gin and tonic is the ice. “Make sure you have solid, large pieces of ice so that you don’t dilute your drink,” says Kosevich. “In fact, it’s best to keep all your ingredients cold. CO2 is a saturation of a gas in a liquid, and the colder the liquid, the more the CO2 can be absorbed, leading to more bubbles!”

Whether you’re eager to rekindle your love with gin or you still need a bit of convincing, these unique spins on the classic gin and tonic will leave your taste buds more than satisfied.