GMT
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GMT
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With the infamous G&T as a starting point, its derivative GMT is one of the successful experiments in its line. Unofficially this is a very popular combination, and I'm astonished ... more With the infamous G&T as a starting point, its derivative GMT is one of the successful experiments in its line. Unofficially this is a very popular combination, and I'm astonished that no one bothered to give it a name at some point. So here’s the GMT (not Greenwich Mean Time) to keep the name resembling its G&T roots.
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Mint
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11.54% | 2.25 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

GMT is a creative twist on the classic G&T, introducing mint liqueur for an aromatic depth. The refreshing characteristics of gin and tonic are elevated by a subtle minty undertone, making it a perfect choice for a revitalizing summer drink.

Method
How to make a GMT

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add ice to the glass and pour in the gin
Top up with tonic, not quite to the top of the glass
Float the mint liqueur on top and then stir gently to get a nice colour gradient
Garnish with a mint sprig and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Float  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the GMT cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The GMT cocktail is stirred instead of shaken to gently mix the ingredients while preserving their distinct flavors. Stirring creates a smooth, well-blended drink without the aeration or dilution that can occur with shaking, ensuring the delicate balance of gin, mint liqueur, and tonic water is maintained.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a GMT cocktail?

The best way to serve a GMT cocktail is in a highball glass. This type of glass is tall and slender, allowing the effervescence of the tonic water to be maintained. It's recommended to fill the glass with ice to keep the drink cold and add the gin and mint liqueur, then top it off with tonic water. Stir gently to combine the ingredients right before serving.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes go well with a GMT cocktail?

For a GMT cocktail, fresh mint leaves or a lime wedge can make excellent garnishes. Mint leaves can enhance the mint flavors in the drink, while a lime wedge adds a crisp, citrusy contrast that complements the gin and tonic water beautifully. These garnishes also add a visually appealing touch to the drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of liqueur for the mint liqueur in a GMT?

Yes, you can substitute another type of liqueur for the mint liqueur in a GMT if mint isn't to your taste or you're looking to experiment. Elderflower liqueur can be a delightful alternative, offering a floral sweetness that pairs well with the botanicals of the gin and the bitterness of the tonic water. Adjust the amount to taste, as different liqueurs may vary in sweetness and intensity.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the GMT cocktail?

Indeed, a non-alcoholic version of the GMT cocktail can be made by substituting the gin with a non-alcoholic spirit that has a botanical profile, such as a non-alcoholic gin alternative. Instead of mint liqueur, you can use a mint syrup or a few drops of mint extract mixed with a little sugar syrup. Use tonic water as usual to complete the drink, adjusting the quantities to suit your taste.

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