Raising A Toast To This International Gin And Tonic Day
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Gin is a British spirit that has been celebrated for years, since it came into existence in 1689. It is made from juniper berries and is one of those alcohols that is low in calories, with no saturated carbohydrates or fats. It is a spirit that does not go well neat, so we have to look at its evergreen partner – tonic water. Gin and tonic together make one of the best and most popular alcoholic drinks. And since 2010, we have been celebrating international gin and tonic day on 19th October.

So, it goes without saying that International Gin and Tonic Day, a global celebration to show appreciation for this iconic cocktail is around the corner! Traditionally made with gin, tonic water, along with a lime wedge or slice, it’s a drink world famous for its botanical and zesty flavours. Diverse in its taste, match it with the seasons, summer, spring, or winter, and without fail it’ll liven up the summer, or beat the chills accordingly.

As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory is raising a toast to this popular drink by bringing its portfolio of two premium gins - the quintessential London Dry Gin – Sipsmith, and its Japanese Craft Gin - Roku. Let us look at 6 amazing gin and tonic recipes to celebrate the day.

Botanical G&T

This floral interpretation of the classic Gin and Tonic is perfect for sippers who enjoy refreshing, botanical notes from their summer tipples.


  • 50ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin 
  • 1 pinch coarse sea salt 
  • 3 drops of orange blossom water 
  • Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water 
  • Sprig of rosemary (to garnish)
  • Orange twist (to garnish)


  • Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  • Add the coarse sea salt, orange blossom water (using a pipette or teaspoon), and the Sipsmith London Dry Gin.
  • Top with Tonic Water.
  • Place two rosemary sprigs in your palm and clap to release the oils, then add to the glass to garnish.
  • Finish by squeezing your orange twist over your glass to express the fragrant oils. 

Glassware: Highball glass

Garnish: Orange Twist

G&T Float

Roku sonic is a simple, refreshing cocktail


Roku Spring Highball 

Made out of a Roku gin, Rhubarb liquor, and Hibiscus tonic, this drink will give you a taste of Japanese spring.


  • 35ml Roku 
  • 25ml Rhubarb Liqueur 
  • 90ml Hibiscus Tonic  


Pour all the ingredients into the glass and build it up. 

Glassware: Highball Glass

Garnish: Fresh rhubarb and a small flower.

Roku Tonic 

This is more than a simple Gin & Tonic; it is a ritual. 


  • 30 ml Roku Gin 
  • 120 ml Tonic 
  • Ginger sticks, as per your preference


Add all ingredients and build.  

Glassware: Highball Glass  

Garnish: Ginger Slices 

Try these gin and tonic cocktails and celebrate the day which unabashedly celebrates the iconic drink. Say cheers and enjoy the drinks with good company, conversations and food.