Packed with three types of citrus and a sprinkling of fragrant coriander seeds, the standard but equally delightful G&T gets a run for its money.
If you’re gonna have a cocktail, you might as well do it right! Citrus fruits, known for holding their own in the Vitamin C fight, add a little extra cold-fighting nutrition to your drink. The coriander seed–fragrant, punchy, and a perfect pair with citrus–comes packed with a good supply of phytonutrients.
Combine these efforts and you’re closer to health than you think.
Citrus Coriander Gin & Tonic Ingredients
- 2 slices each of washed tangelo, navel orange, and lime (or try it with another citrus that you have on hand–a mix of sweet and tart is nice)
- ¼ tsp coriander seeds, optional
- 1.5 oz gin
- 3 oz tonic water (OR homemade tonic water*)
- Put 1 slice of each piece of citrus in a cocktail shaker along with the coriander seeds, if using. Set aside the remaining citrus slices for garnish.
- Muddle everything together to crush the seeds and release the fruit juices and oils of the citrus peels.
- Put 3 or 4 ice cubes into a short glass and top with gin. Strain the citrus juice mixture into the glass, getting as much of the juice as possible.
- Stir to combine, then top with tonic water or tonic syrup and soda water and stir to combine once more. Garnish by adding the remaining 3 slices of citrus.
*If making your own tonic water, follow the recipe for the syrup, then add ¾ oz of syrup to 3 oz soda water.