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Basic guide to Gin Tonic

Taboo Cancun

The Gin Tonic universe is full of flavors, nuances and great brands that have become the world's favorites. Despite its Dutch origin, gin became more popular in London, where it has become a cult drink. Gin is the base of many cocktails, as mythical as the Dry Martini from the James Bond movies. 

Over the years, new flavors and styles have been created to enjoy this distillate in multiple ways. Nowadays, drinking gin can be almost a ritual, and for that you should take the following into account:


  1. Each brand offers something different, research a little more about each one, its ingredients and what are the properties. This way it will be easier to find your favorite.

  2. It’s important to choose the appropriate glasses and cups, remember to keep the glass cold and use quality ice. Large glasses are preferable to tube glasses. 

  3. The quality of the tonic water is also essential, we recommend tasting the tonic water  before combining with the gin, in order to find the flavor you desire. 

  4. The garnish is very important in this drink, it’s a way to play with flavors without changing the essence of Gin & Tonic, you can add cucumber, citrus peel or fruit bitters.

  5. Flavored and spiced gins are very fashionable, but if you’re just getting familiar with their flavor and preparation techniques, it’s better to learn and master the classic gin before continuing with this type of gins. 

  6. Remember that every detail is important, cut the fruit with precision, use fresh ingredients and top quality ice. 

  7. Do not overuse botanical ingredients such as flowers, spices or fruits. Sometimes adding an extra touch can be too much and overshadow the true essence of the drink, besides being more complicated to sip on. 

  8. The trend is to use better products to prioritize flavor and aroma, especially ingredients that elevate your cocktails to a premium level through quality and professional technique.


At Taboo we pay tribute to gin and focus on making an artisanal ritual by creating new drinks infused with a cold filtration system using botanical ingredients and fresh fruits. In this way we craft unique drinks that highlight exceptional flavors and notes on your palate.  

These infusions are made with rose petals, hibiscus, rosemary, tangerine and blueberries to name a few ingredients. 

When you visit Taboo, a Mediterranean restaurant in Cancun, located in the Nichupte lagoon, let yourself be surprised by its flavors influenced by Greek, Arabic and Lebanese food paired with its great signature mixology. A sensory experience that will make your visit an unforgettable moment.

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