The perfect cocktail to pair with a starter that is built around earthy flavors. The deeper tones of radish are freshened up by the acidity of the vinegars and shrub. A little bit of honey balm adds a touch of sweetness to the mix, balancing the whole drink. Despite the diversity of the ingredients, the Red Radish is a very accessible and intriguing cocktail.
Gin and tonic is one of the most common mixes, but why? The drink has its roots in the 19th century when the English fleet crossed the ocean towards India for spices and exotic fruits. Because of the lack of vitamins during the long journey, the crew of the ship often contracted scabies. When the ships finally arrived, a second problem arose: malaria, spread by the mosquitos in India. It seemed though that the juniper in the gin is good against scabies while the quinine in the tonic counters the malaria virus.