Strawberries and Old Tom Gin & Tonic

strawberries&oldtom-vertical-crdt lara ferroniIn Chicago, Sable offers a menu of Spanish-inspired Gin & Tonics, including this version that’s lightly sweetened with Old Tom gin and fresh strawberries.

2 oz. Old Tom gin
1 6.8-oz. bottle tonic water (Sable uses Fever-Tree Indian Tonic)
Tools: vegetable peeler, barspoon
Glass: large (20 oz.) goblet
Garnish: fresh lime, 2 fresh strawberries

Using a peeler, remove 2 large strips of lime zest and squeeze the aromatic oils into the glass; add the peels to the glass, along with 2 thinly sliced strawberries. Fill the glass with large ice cubes, then add the gin and the entire bottle of tonic water. Stir gently before serving.

John Stanton, Sable Kitchen & Bar, Chicago