Jumping off of our pilot episode, where we focused on the different styles of gin (9 styles with 31 gins in a day!), this episode of DrinkManila Tastings, DrinkManila.com Editor-in-chief Tatum Ancheta and resident mixologist Icy Mariñas are once again joined by the Senior Marketing Officer for The Island, Jess Constantino, at Discovery Primea in sampling six gin and tonic combos from the Gin Library at Gilarmi Lounge.


Watch the pilot episode of DrinkManila Tastings where the ladies sample 31 gins 


Gin has become the current darling of the spirit world. Gin may be the star now, but tonic is always in the running for the best supporting mixer.

Visiting a gin and tonic buffet can be daunting. There are so many types of gins and kinds of tonics and garnishes to choose from; it’s easy to stick to the basics and stick with what you know. There’s nothing wrong with that, but we at DrinkManila want to broaden our drinking horizons. Ranging from simple pairings to more out-of-the-box combos, we’ve got you covered. We’ll guide you through picking the right tonic for your gin, and what garnishes you can use to highlight flavors and share tips on how to take your G&T to a whole new level.

Here are the G&Ts featured in the segment:

1. Gin: Tanqueray 10

  • Tonic: Schweppes
  • Garnish: lemon

2. Gin: The Botanist

  • Tonic: Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water
  • Garnish: rosemary, grapefruit

3. Gin: Hendrick’s

  • Tonic: Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water
  • Garnish: cucumber, rose tea, and strawberry

4. Gin: Roku

  • Tonic: Fentiman’s Tonic Water
  • Garnish: green bell pepper, orange wedge, and peel, ginger

5. Gin: Bulldog

  • Tonic: Fentiman’s Herbal Tonic Water
  • Garnish: wansoy (coriander leaves), cardamom, granny smith apples, lime

6. Gin: Gin Mare

  • Tonic: Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water
  • Garnish: fig, basil, lemon, grapes

Try out the gins for yourself at the Gin Library at Gilarmi Lounge of Discovery Primea. The gin and tonic buffet is available daily from 4 pm – 9 pm. Standard Gins at 550+, Premium Gins at 800+, Deluxe Gins at P1300


Create your own gin and tonic buffet at home with this guide

DrinkManila Video Team: Chrysmas Gawaran, Star Sabroso, Kay Arias, and Franchesca Casauay

Special thanks to Gilarmi Lounge Gin Library at Discovery Primea, Benefit Cosmetics Philippines and National Brow Artist Celina Fernandez

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