We selected three Virginia-made gins and compared them in three classic cocktails: a Tom Collins, a martini, and a proper gin and tonic.
Historically, the origins of your favorite cocktails lie in punch. Today, punch is seeing its popularity return. The appeal for bars and home consumers is similar: You can do the prep work ahead of time and serve delicious drinks en masse. There are infinite variations, but a basic formula can be explained with this mnemonic aid: “One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong, four of weak.”