The Ultimate Cooling Copa
About This Drink
A Copa for the summer season, the ultimate refreshing G&T, with super chilled tonic water, gin, and glasses & garnishes selected for their cooling properties.
This drink is all about cooling down so the secret is in the preparation. Keep your Gin in the freezer, put your tonic water in a bucket of iced water in the fridge into which you have also dissolved a desert spoon full of salt, keep your garnish fruit and veg in the fridge. Keep your glassware in the freezer.
When you’re ready almost fill the glass with ice, add the gin and slowly add the tonic, then use a vegetable peeler to cut long strips of cucumber, add 3 or 4 mint leaves, and a similar number of watermelon cubes (you can prepare these in advance) if you’re feeling really adventurous top the whole thing with a fanned apple “parasol” to keep the drink in the shade. Serve promptly.
50mls Portobello Road Gin, 200mls Premium Tonic Water, garnish with cucumber ribbons, watermelon cubes, spearmint and green apple.