Raise A Glass To National Gin & Tonic Day

April 2, 2024

With G&T Day coming up April 9, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with a drink from our favourite Canadian gin-maker, Dillon’s. Whether you go for Dillon’s canned and ready-to-drink gin cocktail options or mix a sip of your own using Dillon’s traditional dry-style Gin 7 or western-style Gin 22, you really can’t go wrong. Cheers! —Noa Nichol

Citrus Sage Gin & Tonic

1 1/2 oz. Dillon’s Unfiltered Gin 22 or Dillon’s Dry Gin 7
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
2 dashes Dillon’s Lemon Bitters
3 oz. tonic water
flaky salt for garnish
2 sage leaves, plus more for garnish

1. In your cocktail glass muddle 2 sage leaves.
2. Add gin, juices and bitters. Stir to combine.
3. Add ice to fill the glass.
4. Top with tonic water and garnish with sage leaf and salt.
5. Enjoy!

Pear Gin & Tonic

2 oz. Dillon’s Dry Gin 7 or Dillon’s Unfiltered Gin 22
1 oz. fresh pear juice, or pear puree
1 oz. Dillon’s Tonic
3 dashes Dillon’s Pear Bitters
3 oz. soda water
fresh rosemary and/or dehydrated pear slices

1. In your Collins glass add the gin, pear juice, bitters and tonic syrup.
2. Stir to combine.
3. Add ice and top with soda water.
4. Garnish with sliced fresh rosemary and/or pear slice (fresh or dehydrated)
5. Enjoy!

Winter Gin & Tonic

1 1/2 oz. clove infused Dillon’s Dry Gin 7 {or Unfiltered Gin 22}
1/2 oz. fresh clementine juice
3 dashes Dillon’s Lemon Bitters {or bitters of choice}
3 oz. Tonic Water {or 1/2 oz. Dillon’s Tonic + 3 oz. soda water}
Clementine piece and whole cloves, for garnish

1. In a mason jar add 1 cup of gin and 1 teaspoon of whole cloves. Allow to steep for 2-3 days {or until you’ve added as much clove flavour as you wish}
2. In your rocks glass with ice, add the infused gin, clementine juice and bitters. Stir and top with tonic
3. Garnish with clementine and whole cloves.


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