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Gin Tonic has become one of the most trendy and appreciated cocktails to drink in Milan. If you live in Milan, or if you are planning to visit the city, you cannot miss the opportunity to taste this special drink. Characterized by its dry and strong flavour, gin tonic is the perfect fit in many occasions: from the traditional Italian happy hour – the so called “aperitivo” – to the night out with friends. Milan welcomed this British cocktail respecting its tradition, while trying to influence it through the perspective of Italian culinary heritage.
An interesting aspect related to this cocktail is that some bars offer the possibility to choose among a broad selection of gin and tonic, so that you can order every time a different composition of gin and tonic. This gives us the opportunity to live a new experience every time, and better understanding the existing varieties of flavours.
We tested and ranked the four best bars for gin tonic in Milan, to help you decide the best place to spend your night out in the city
Located in Viale Sabotino 12, this bar is perfect for a nice happy hour with friends, while drinking your gin tonic. Madison offers a large number of gin and several tonic too choose from. The strong advantages of this bar are: the cosy outdoor space, the big buffet included in the happy hour price, the relatively low price for high quality gin tonic (around 10 € per cocktail).
Located in Piazza Ventiquattro Maggio 8, it is characterised by an extremely elegant furnishing and a classy American atmosphere. They have a wide offer of gin and tonic, all proposed because of their premium quality. This is the right place to taste a great gin tonic, while enjoying the atmosphere of an elite club of mid XXth century. The price of a standard gin tonic is 12 €, while some customised combinations of gin and tonic might lead the cocktail a bit more expensive (15 to 20 €). This bar is more suitable to be the location for calm and classy after-dinner with some friends or with your partner. Prices are relatively higher, but the whole experience will justify the expense.
Located in Via Orti 4, it is the right place to enjoy every type of cocktail, thanks to the expert bartenders coming from all over Italy. You have the possibility to choose your favourite combination of gin and tonic, or you could simply trust the staff of the bars: they have the knowledge to prepare one of the best cocktails based on gin that you could ever drink. Its informal but finely designed ambience will let you live an unforgettable experience.
At the first place of our ranking we find GINO12, the best place in Milan to pay homage to our favourite cocktail. This bar is located at the Alzaia Naviglio Grande 12, one of the best areas in Milan for students, tourists, and more in general to have fun. This temple devoted to gin tonic offers the broadest selection of gin and tonic you can find in the city. The bartenders are extremely expert, and can illustrate to you the histories and characteristics of the different types of gin they offer. Literally amazing is the variety of tonic they propose to clients. According to our opinion, talking to the bartenders is like enjoying a lecture on gin tonic: a nice journey on the histories, properties, and flavours of our beloved cocktail. We strongly advise you to have a conversation with the bartenders to fully enjoy this experience. Prices are absolutely fair considering the quality, variety and assortment of products: from 1 to 3 € for the several tonic, and from 6 € for the 40 (and more) different kinds of gin.