Spirits: When it comes to tonic, it’s time to mix it up

Think tonic water is just for mixing with gin and vodka? You need to think again

1st November, 2020
Spirits: When it comes to tonic, it’s time to mix it up
Colm McNamara, owner of Silencio FFF, keeps a large selection of tequilas which customers regularly mix with tonic. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Some people really do have it all sussed. Take the citizens of Jerez in Spain for instance. Not only do they produce sherry, which is one of the most delectable nectars on the planet, but they also have a rather fantastic and unique tradition called vermouth hour.

This kicks off every day at 4pm, when everybody downs tools and heads to their nearest café or restaurant. They then order up a nice local vermouth and...

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