1.5 oz of a balanced dry gin, such as Beefeater (this one isn’t too heavy on the juniper or licorice notes as Tanqueray and Bombay Sapphire tend to be, respectively)
top off with good quality tonic
four-inch lime rind peel
four-inch lemon rind peel
This one is a more traditional version of the drink that focuses heavily on its citrus notes. Before adding the citrus peels, squeeze them to emit the oils into your cocktail.
1.5 oz Hendricks gin
top off with good quality tonic (one on the less sweet side)
few sprigs of mint
2 star anise
4 lightly crushed cardamon pods
I prefer an old-fashioned glass, but you can go with a highball glass too.