I beseech you, nay I beg you, please stop drinking gin and tonics in a can!
I know the sexy priest in Fleabag does it but there's a lot that he does that we shouldn't.
Before I convince you that you should forever resist the temptation of those Marks and Spencer ready made G&Ts let me make one important exception to my proposed ban and that is the consumption of tinned G&T's on public transport. Train sipping of G&T tinnies is happily exempt from the below...
3 good reasons to stop drinking G&T in a can
- The environment. It just can't be good can it? Along with carrying a KeepCup and using a metal straw, ditching your pre-made G&T just seems like the environmentally responsible thing to do.
- They're more expensive. Cost per drink, all buying a pre-made G&T in a can does it charge you more for a worse drink. A Sipsmith G&T tin, which is one drink, costs £3 whereas a bottle of Sipsmith, which can make 28 gin and tonics, is £28.50 which works out at roughly £1 a drink.
Even the more budget of G&T cans still work out as more expensive. Gordon's G&T tins are £1.90 but a bottle of Gordon's, affording you 28 drinks, is £16. That's less than 60p per drink!
- They taste worse. I say this as a qualified spirits professional and certified drinks snob. They just taste worse. A gin and tonic with no ice? No garnish? That's been mixed and stewing in value tonic for months? No thank you.
Admittedly, making and preparing your own G&T's is a little more effort but, when it saves you money, tastes better and helps save the planet I think it's worth the bother.
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