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How to Pair the Perfect Gin & Tonic with Your Dog's Personality

We love Gin and Tonic, and we love dogs. If you are like us, then read on.

As we all know, dogs cannot have alcohol or any Gin-based treats. However, now is the time to pair the perfect Gin and Tonic with your dog's personality. It might sound unusual at first, but there are some incredible ways to combine your love for Gin and your love for your furry best friend.

Firstly, let's talk about the basics of Gin. Gin is a spirit that is typically made from juniper berries, which give it a distinct piney flavour. Many Gins also have additional botanicals and spices added to give them unique flavours, such as coriander, citrus peel, and cardamom. With so many different types of Gin available, there is no shortage of options to experiment with when it comes to pairing with your dog's personality.

Here are five ideas on how to pair that perfect Gin and Tonic with your dog's own personality:

1. Match the Gin and Tonic to your dog's energy level

Podenco Andaluz rescue dog from Spain jumping and leaping at Stag Meadow in Great Windsor Park in Berkshire

If your dog is high-energy and always on the go, try pairing them with a Gin that has strong citrus or floral notes, like Hendrick's or Tanqueray No. Ten.

For a more laid-back dog, consider a smoother Gin like Bombay Sapphire or Beefeater.

2. Consider your dog's size

Yorkshire Terrier on a run in Victoria Barracks in Windsor in Berkshire

Just like humans, dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and what works for one may not work for another.

If you have a larger dog, consider pairing them with a more robust Gin and Tonic, like a classic G&T made with Bulldog Gin.

For a smaller dog, a lighter Gin like Sipsmith or Roku may be a better match.

3. Think about your dog's favourite activities

Brown Cockapoo dog playing in the Ascot forest near Windsor

If your dog loves spending time outdoors and going on adventures, consider pairing them with a Gin and Tonic that has a botanical or earthy flavour profile, like Monkey 47 or Gin Mare.

If your dog prefers snuggling up at home, try a Gin with warm spices like cardamom or cinnamon, such as Opihr or Malfy.

4. Consider your dog's breed

German Shepherd Dog laying down looking at the camera in Burnham Beeches in Buckinghamshire

Different dog breeds have different personalities and traits, which can be a fun way to explore Gin and Tonic pairings.

For example, a loyal and regal breed like a German Shepherd may be well-suited to a Gin with a more classic flavour profile, like Bombay Sapphire or Tanqueray.

A playful and mischievous breed like a Jack Russell Terrier may be better suited to a Gin with a bit more bite, like Portobello Road or Plymouth.

5. Personalise it

Sprizsla Puppy - a cross between a Vizsla and a Springer Spaniel - running with a crazy face and ears

Ultimately, the best way to pair the perfect Gin and Tonic with your dog's personality is to experiment and find what works best for you whilst with your furry friend.

With some careful consideration and creativity, you can create some amazing experiences that celebrate both your love for Gin and your love for your furry best friend.

In conclusion, the art of Gin and dogs is a fun and exciting way to combine two of life's great pleasures. Whether you're pairing your favourite Gin with your dog's unique personality or creating cocktails inspired by your furry friend, there are plenty of ways to celebrate that bond.

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