Find me a strong bitter cocktail with gin and vodka. Not necessarily to add, but I like tonic, white or rosé dry wine, citrus tastes. I don't like cream and eggs. Preferably dark in color.

Cocktail Colin says:

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Based on your preferences for a strong and bitter cocktail that includes both gin and vodka, the most suitable option would be the **Aylesbury Tonic**. This cocktail combines the smoothness of vodka with the slight sweetness of red vermouth and the effervescence of tonic water, aligning well with your taste for tonic and complex, bitter profiles. With an alcohol content of 19.2%, it offers a significant kick yet remains balanced with the herbal and fruity notes from the red vermouth. The addition of tonic water gives it a refreshing touch while maintaining its robust character. The cocktail's final presentation, accentuated with a dark hue from the red vermouth, aligns well with your preference for a darker color. For a refreshing twist, you could garnish it with a lemon or lime wedge, adding a zesty citrus element without compromising the cocktail's sophisticated bitter profile. The Aylesbury Tonic stands out as an excellent choice to meet your cocktail cravings.

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You asked: Strong bitter gin and vodka cocktail recipe. We found 9 cocktails answering the question.

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Vodka And Tonic

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Gin (60ml), Boker's bitters (2 dashes), Sugar Syrup (5ml), Orange liqueur (10ml)

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Gin And Tonic

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Aylesbury Tonic

The Aylesbury Tonic cocktail is a classic and refreshing drink that combines the smoothness of vodka with the slight sweetness...

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Blue Gin and Tonic

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Gin and Zonic

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Gin And Tonic Bitter Lime

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We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What makes a cocktail bitter?

Bitterness in a cocktail often comes from ingredients like vermouth, tonic water, or bitters. These components add complexity and a more sophisticated flavor profile.

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Can gin and vodka be mixed together in a cocktail?

Yes, gin and vodka can be mixed together in a cocktail. The combination can create a unique and well-balanced drink that merges gin's botanicals with vodka's smoothness.

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What types of tonic water work best in cocktails?

For cocktails, using a high-quality tonic water, preferably with natural quinine and minimal additives, can enhance the overall flavor. Brands like Fever-Tree and Q Mixers are popular choices.

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How can I add a darker color to my cocktail?

Incorporating ingredients like red vermouth, dark fruit juices, or even a splash of red wine can add a richer, darker hue to your cocktail.

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What garnishes go well with strong bitter cocktails?

Garnishes like citrus wedges (lemon or lime), olives, or herbal elements like rosemary or thyme can complement the bitter components and enhance the presentation.

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