The Guardians of Gin&Tonic
In 1858, Erasmus Bond created the first ever tonic. Not a soda, a tonic. This noble concoction served not only the purpose of healing the Malaria Fever but was soon mixed with the people’s drink of choice at the time, namely Gin. Erasmus quickly noticed this unusual habit of mixing Gin with Tonic and started experimenting with different recipes soon after.
During this process it became obvious that certain guidelines were necessary to achieve the perfect marriage. He counselled with many of his colleagues on how to implement awareness in the people. It soon became clear that word of mouth and even written and recorded messages would not suffice in ensuring that “The 10 Commandments of the Gin&Tonic” as they were dubbed, would be followed correctly back then, in the present as well as in the future.
As with all great minds, Erasmus was very conscious about his own limitations and realised that he alone did not possess enough energy or time to fulfil this mission on his own. He therefore began recruiting the best mixologists, bartenders, chefs and others involved in the business of great taste to preach the good word. These noblest of men and women, became known as The Guardians of Gin & Tonic. Unfortunately even this was not enough…
Erasmus became desperate to find a solution to this problem. However, during his meetings and travels he met an extraordinary scientist, who shall remain nameless. He acquainted him with the secrets of time travel.
In a moment of enlightenment, Erasmus saw the answer to his problems and seized the opportunity. He decided to take a leap of fate and in his conviction of spreading the good word, became the first ever time-traveller. Today he continues to defy the rules of space and time in order to ensure the perfect marriage he stumbled upon in 1858, which goes as followed:
These Ten Commandments are as relevant today as they were in 1858 and are still upheld by the unique and extraordinary league of gentlemen and women still known as The Guardians of Gin & Tonic.
Without further ado we present you
The 10 commandments
The Guardians of Gin & Tonic is a secret community dedicated to ensure the proper preparation of Gin and Tonic. We believe that great products deserve great respect. The only way to ensure this is by practicing what we preach and preaching what we practice wherever we go. What we preach are the Ten Commandments of Gin & Tonic, to make sure that no one should ever have to suffer a badly prepared Gin & Tonic ever again.
What does it take to become a Guardian?
First of all, you love Gin & Tonic. Secondly you should be a perfectionist about the quality of your drinks. It is of the utmost importance to you that whatever you drink only meets the highest standards. It is evident that you know the Ten Commandments of Gin & Tonic by heart. From time to time you even whisper them in your sleep. Having a barspoon or a jigger in your jacket pocket is something you consider perfectly normal. The incorrect use of garnish is something you seriously frown upon. You are renowned for this and you are not afraid of speaking up when you encounter such a horrible deed! But above all you are dedicated to convince that everyone, not just you, should be as passionate about the perfect Gin & Tonic as you are.
Do you want to join the community of Gin & Tonic afficionados?
Send us an email, in which you convince us of your true passion for great Gin & Tonics. Also provide us with a clear, high quality picture of yourself with your perfect serve Gin & Tonic, explain us why you like to pair a particular gin with that Erasmus Bond Tonic and why you chose that particular garnish. Providing us with some basic background information about yourself is definitely a must!