The Renaissance of the True English Gin and Tonic

The Gin and Tonic is the quintessential English drink. Originally pioneered by English officers using London Gin, the proportions were always one-part gin to two-parts tonic. It was presented in a tall, slim glass and offered elegance, refreshment and balance between spirit and mixer.

Today, the G&T has become an increasingly tonic-heavy serve with three or four parts-tonic commonly being used to one-part gin. We wanted to see the G&T circle back to its origins as a balanced serve. 

Introducing our True English G&T Glass!

Drawing inspiration from a late 19th Century design found in the Hayman family archives, our new glassware echoes the style of England’s ornate Victorian Gin Palaces.

It is 350ml in capacity, so once filled with cubed ice it will hold exactly 50ml of Gin and 100ml of tonic. This creates a perfectly balanced 2:1 gin and tonic serve every time. Refreshing, juniper-forward and elegant – it is a True English masterpiece.

Available to purchase from the Hayman’s of London Distillery in South West London and on our website.

Create the perfect balanced G&T with this True English Gin & Tonic recipe:

  • 50ml Hayman’s London Dry Gin

  • 100ml Premium Tonic Water

1. Fill a True English G&T Glass with cubed ice.
2. Pour in the gin.
3. Top up with 100ml of tonic water.
4. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.


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