Sparkling Gin and Tonic with Carbonated Water

Last modified on November 10th, 2020 at 5:41 pm

Simple, bright and incredibly bubbly, our Sparkling Gin and Tonic with Carbonated Water hits all the senses with the addition of blood orange, rosemary, and carbonated water.

Disclaimer: This recipe for Sparkling Gin and Tonic with Carbonated Water is sponsored by Aarke. All opinions are our own.

Gin and Tonic in a crystal glass with cucumber, blood orange and rosemary

Is there anything bubbles can’t enhance? Whether it’s a summer activity, blowing bubblegum, a bubble bath, a glass of bubbly or even sparkling water, adding bubbles to anything instantly makes it that much more fun and special.

For us, our favourite kind of bubbly drink is pretty simple and includes one ingredient: water. There’s just something about carbonated H20 that not only quenches your thirst but feels like a real treat. While we’ve tried many brands, it’s become evident that purchasing sparkling water is harmful not only to our wallets but more importantly to the environment. And when it comes to both these factors, it’s never been more beneficial for us to make our own sparkling water at home.

What is the Aarke Carbonator?

Founded by two industrial designers, Jonas Groth and Carl Ljungh, the Aarke Carbonator was influenced by the quality and luxury of Italian espresso machines. Merging this inspiration with their minimalistic design approach, they made the Aarke Carbonator from premium materials to elevate the look and feel of your kitchen counter.

One of Oprah’s favourite things, the Aarke Carbonator is truly a design-forward appliance that prides itself on refined details and quality that lasts. Their current carbonator, the Carbonator III features an overhauled internal safety valve system, a new stainless steel precision nozzle, and the complete elimination of single-use plastics from both product and packaging.

Countertop with Aarke Carbonator III, Spirit of York Gin, Six Barrel Soda Tonic Syrup, Cucumber, Peppercorns, and Blood Orange

Aside from the economic benefits of making your own sparkling water, the Aarke Carbonator III fits our lifestyle beyond the sparkling water:

Design: When it comes to food our two goals are ensuring the food we make is as beautiful as it is delicious and ensuring that every meal is an experience. With Aarke, it’s design-forward approach highlights both beauty and intention when on our counter and truly makes creating sparkling water an experience both us and guests can enjoy. The exclusivity of Aarke is preserved by the curation of a few close to home shops and stores here in Canada including Hopson Grace, Indigo and Hudson’s Bay.

Sustainability: One of the goals of Aarke is to inspire those who use their products to commit to a more sustainable lifestyle. With Aarke home carbonation is not only cheaper and more convenient, it also contributes to helping our environment.

Recipes: Whether adding a squeeze of lemon to your glass of sparkling or using it in a baked recipe likes bread or waffles to add airiness, the Aarke Carbonator is used well beyond the traditional including our Sparkling Gin and Tonic with Carbonated Water.

Close up of Rosemary and Cucumber Tonic Syrup, Aarke Water Bottle, Spirit of York Gin, a Gin and Tonic with Cucumber and Blood Orange

How to Make our Sparkling Gin and Tonic with Carbonated Water

Ingredients To Make a Rosemary and Cucumber Gin and Tonic

Gin, Six Barrel Soda Co. Rosemary and Cucumber Tonic Syrup, Carbonated Water, Persian Cucumbers, Rosemary, Peppercorns, and Blood Oranges.

Step 1: Make Sparkling Water using the Aarke Carbonator III

Fill your bottle up to the fill line (with fresh, clean water only) and attach to the machine. The lever is where the magic starts and ends, both carbonating your water and releasing pressure from the bottle. Push and hold until you hear a buzz, then release and unscrew the bottle from the machine. Enjoy your endless supply of sparkling beverages!

Close up of Aarke Carbonator III making Sparkling Water

Step 2: Prepare the Garnishes

Enhancing the flavour of the Rosemary and Cucumber Tonic Syrup, we garnished our cocktail with thinly sliced Persian cucumbers and a sprig of rosemary. For a little punch of spice and sweetness we are also using whole peppercorns and a blood orange cut in wedges.

Gin and Tonic with Cucumber, Rosemary and Blood Orange in front of an Aarke Carbonator III

Step 3: How to Make a Sparkling Gin and Tonic with Carbonated Water

Place a large ice cube in a lowball cocktail glass. Pour in 2 oz of your favourite gin then a 1/2 oz of tonic syrup. Six Barrel Soda Co. syrup uses a ratio of 1 part syrup to 5 parts carbonated water so pooured in 2 1/2 oz of the carbonated water. Stir the cocktail to combine the ingredients.

Gin and Tonic in a Crystal Glass with Cucumber, Blood Orange Wedges and Rosemary

Step 4: Make the Rosemary and Cucumber Gin & Tonic Beautiful

Place two overlapping slices of cucumber around the inside edge of the cocktail glass. Sprinkle in 3 to 4 whole peppercorns and add a sprig of rosemary. Slide a cocktail pick through the flesh of a wedge of blood orange and gently set the orange on top of the ice cube.

Overhead view of a gin and tonic with rosemary and blood orange
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Sparkling Gin and Tonic with Carbonated Water

Simple, bright and incredibly bubbly, our Sparkling Gin and Tonic with Carbonated Water hits all the senses with the addition of blood orange, rosemary, and carbonated water.

  • Author: Philip + Mystique
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cocktails 1x
  • Cuisine: Alcohol

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 large ice cubes
  • 4 oz gin
  • 1 oz Six Barrel Soda Co. Rosemary and Cucumber Tonic Syrup
  • 5 oz carbonated water
  • 1 Persian cucumber, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 blood orange, cut into wedges
  • 6 to 8 whole peppercorns
  • 2 sprigs rosemary

Instructions

No. 1 | Fill your bottle up to the fill line (with fresh, clean water only) and attach to the machine. The lever is where the magic starts and ends, both carbonating your water and releasing pressure from the bottle. Push and hold until you hear a buzz, then release and unscrew the bottle from the machine. Enjoy your endless supply of sparkling beverages!

 

No. 2 | Enhancing the flavour of the Rosemary and Cucumber Tonic Syrup, we garnished our cocktail with thinly sliced Persian cucumbers and a sprig of rosemary. For a little punch of spice and sweetness we are also using whole peppercorns and a blood orange cut in wedges.

No. 3 | Place a large ice cube in a lowball cocktail glass. Pour in 2 oz of your favourite gin then a 1/2 oz of tonic syrup. Six Barrel Soda Co. syrup uses a ratio of 1 part syrup to 5 parts carbonated water so pooured in 2 1/2 oz of the carbonated water. Stir the cocktail to combine the ingredients.

No. 4 | Place two overlapping slices of cucumber around the inside edge of the cocktail glass. Sprinkle in 3 to 4 whole peppercorns and add a sprig of rosemary. Slide a cocktail pick through the flesh of a wedge of blood orange and gently set the orange on top of the ice cube.

Keywords: gin and tonic, aarke carbontor iii, aarke carbonator 3

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