How To Create The Perfect G&T

April 8, 2022

Today, April 9, is National Gin and Tonic Day, and what better way to celebrate than with the perfect cocktail, mixed at home with home-grown ingredients? The mother of Canadian Gin, Valley of Mother of God, created locally in Ontario, is born from the aromas and flavours of the wild Canadian landscape. It is elegantly smooth and deliciously complex—exactly what’s needed for the perfect G&T. It’s currently available in Ontario at the LCBO. Try making these two cheers-worthy Valley of Mother of God G&T recipes today! —Vita Daily

Gin Tonica

The Spanish-style serving of a G&T.

90ml Valley of Mother of God Gin
180ml Premium tonic water
Lots of ice
Aromatics: Charred lemon, black peppercorns, coriander seeds, fresh rosemary sprig

Heat a cast iron fry pan or heavy non-stick pan on high. Cut the lemon into quarters and place cut side down in the hot pan. Once lemon is charred, turn to char the other cut edge. Remove from the pan and set aside to cool. Put the rosemary, coriander seeds and gin into a cocktail shaker. Use a wooden spoon to lightly bash the aromatics. Place lots of ice into a balon glass. Strain gin into the glass. Top up with tonic water. Garnish with a pinch of whole black peppercorns and a sprig of fresh rosemary rolled between the hands to release the oils. Serve immediately.

In The Hills G&T

65 mL Valley of Mother of God Maplewood Smoked Gin
150 mL Premium Tonic
Garnish: Blackberries & Bay Leaf

Fill a gin balloon glass 3/4 full of ice then stir gently for 15 seconds with a bar spoon to chill the glass. Pour away any liquid from the melted ice. Top up the glass with more ice then add the Smoked Gin to coat the ice as you pour. Add the tonic, pouring slowly to keep its fizz. Add blackberries and bay leaf to the cocktail and stir. Enjoy!


  1. Lara Lou

    April 13th, 2022 at 8:13 am

    I need to try the Spanish-style serving of a G&T! Gin is my favourite tipple.

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