Cucumber Slice / Lemon Wedge
- TAKE A HIGHBALL GLASS FILL HALF WITH ICE
- ADD CUCUMBER SLICE / LEMON WEDGE AND 60 ML OF ERISTOFF.
- TOP UP WITH TONIC WATER
The major components of the famous cocktail, Gin & Tonic are right in its name itself. Though tonic may be seem clearly secondary, it cannot be ignored or waved in a vague direction of the spirit, as some bartenders do with vermouth do when making martini. It's bitter and easily discernable flavor is crucial to the composition. And without it, a gin & tonic is simply a bad martini.
But what is this liquid called tonic and how did it jump on to the bartending scene? Here's a brief history about the drink.
The original tonic water was actually medicinal and very bitter because it contained large amounts of quinine and no sweetener. The quinine was added to the drink only as a prophylactic against malaria, since it was originally intended for consumption in tropical areas of South Asia & Africa, where the disease was endemic. But in 1858, the medicinal drink soon turned into a cocktail mix when the British in India started mixing it with gin, only to improve its bitter flavor.
And since then, tonic water has been mixed with rum, whiskey, scotch and almost all the classic alcoholic drinks. But nothing goes blends more seamlessly with the mix as Eristoff vodka does.
Popularly called as Wolf's Eye, the vodka tonic recipe is one of the easiest and the cleanest cocktail recipes to consume the Georgian alcohol. But still only a few bartenders and mixologists give it much thought. Craft bartenders see it as a pointless drink whereas high volume bartenders see it as a quick and easy to serve cocktail. But we suggest that if you are looking for a quick & easy refreshing drink, the Wolf's eye cocktail is a must try!
All you need for the vodka drink is a highball glass, a bottle of Eristoff original, your choice of tonic water, lots of ice and a lemon wedge.
To make the vodka tonic cocktail, fill half the glass with ice, pour a good measure of Eristoff original vodka, top up with tonic water, in a lemon edge and your Wolf's eye is ready to serve!