Want to know which gin goes with elderflower tonic? Read on for whichgin.com’s hand-picked list of the best 7 gins for elderflower tonic.
- Tanqueray London Dry Gin
- Bombay Sapphire Gin
- Opihr Oriental Spiced London Dry Gin
- Martin Miller’s Gin
- Caorunn Small Batched Scottish Gin
- Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin
- Aviation American Gin
We do love a bit of elderflower tonic action down at whichgin.com HQ. Elderflower tonic adds a little sweetness to gin, so we like it with fresher gins or with gins that need a little edge taken off.
As you know from our A-Z gin reviews, Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin is a complex gin with 47 botanicals. We think the elderflower tonic neatens it up a little. The good news is that we’ve been finding Monkey 47 coming down in price recently, so shop around.
Likewise, Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin is quite spicy (the clue is in the name after all) and works well with the natural floral sweetness of the elderflower. As we found in our Opihr Gin review, there’s a light ‘curry-like’ quality to Opihr and we’re fans.
Bombay Sapphire is a classic gin a famous light blue bottle. We think it’s a hugely versatile gin. It works beautifully with elderflower tonic. Our Bombay Sapphire Gin review reminded how much we liked it, and why it remains so popular. It’s a clean, vapour-infused gin that doesn’t get overpowered by the sweetness of elderflower tonic.
Martin Miller’s Gin is another option in you’re looking to pair gin with elderflower tonic. Much like Bombay Sapphire, Martin Miller’s is beautifully clean on the palate. As we found in our Martin Miller’s Gin review, the fusion of English gin and Icelandic water makes for a fresh taste. A serve with elderflower tonic proves to be a great match.
Caorunn is a Scottish gin that has a signature serve in a gin and tonic with a slice of fresh red apple as garnish. Our Caorunn Gin review found a crisp, fresh taste that we think also works well with that light elderflower sweetness.
Another great gin for elderflower tonic is Aviation. We think the elderflower really lifts the natural dryness we found during our tasting. You can always imagine you’re drinking it with Ryan Reynolds too. If you like.
The best gin for elderflower tonic
However, if we had to pick the best gin for elderflower tonic, we’d go for Tanqueray. It’s a fantastic all-rounder. Our 1-7 list above is actually our own ranking. Let us know what you think by emailing [email protected] or commenting below. We’ve listed where you can get hold of these gins below too.
Where to buy gins for elderflower tonic
We’ve put together direct links below for each of these great gins from Amazon in the UK or Drizly in the US and Canada.