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Formula for the perfect gin and tonic revealed – Mango is a must-have at home

SCIENTISTS have worked hard and developed the formula for the perfect gin and tonic.

They say it should be chilled to -18C and served with crescent shaped ice.

Scientists say it should be chilled to -18C and served with crescent-shaped ice

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Scientists say it should be chilled to -18C and served with crescent-shaped iceCredit: Alamy

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The tonic should be poured at 5°C into a large, balloon-shaped Copa de Balon glass that has been chilled to -4°C.

Experts have even found that it should ideally be drunk on a day when the temperature is 21ºC and be ready within 30 minutes before too much ice has melted.

They advise never drinking it through a straw, stirring more than twice, or serving it with a lime.

They suggest adding mango and a sprig of pine.

Spirits company Quintessential Brands hired food scientist Natalie Alibrandi to create the sophisticated formula.

She said, “A cold drink numbs the taste buds and creates a smoother tasting alcohol rather than having a sharp bite in the aftertaste.”

Drinkers are advised not to skimp on tonic – “the higher the quality, the better” – which should be available in a can or glass bottle, as plastic bottles lose their fizz.

Natalie added, “The optimal ice cream shape is Crescent, which is much firmer, holds its shape longer, and melts more slowly. It’s slimmer than rectangular ice cubes and allows for more ice in the glass.

https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/5538602/gin-and-tonic-perfect-formula/ Formula for the perfect gin and tonic revealed – Mango is a must-have at home

Jessica MacLeish

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