Simon’s Gin & Tonic

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While tending bar one evening, Shaun Layton was midway through mixing a Martini when the guest who ordered it suddenly left. “Another guest asked for a Gin & Tonic, dealer’s choice,” Layton says. “Me being somewhat resourceful, I turned the Martini into a G&T,” he says of this fusion of two preeminent gin drinks, named for gin producer Simon Ford.

1½ oz. gin (Juniper uses Fords Gin)
½ oz. dry vermouth
4-5 oz. chilled tonic water, to taste (Juniper uses Fever-Tree Indian Tonic)
Glass: large goblet
Garnish: long, thin lemon twist,
2 picholine olives

Fill a goblet with ice and add all the ingredients. Stir to combine, then garnish.

Shaun Layton, Juniper, Vancouver, B.C.