Whatever you’re looking for from a night out, you’ll find it somewhere in Barcelona – bohemian boozer, underground club, cocktail bar, summer dance palace, techno temple, Irish pub or designer bar, you name it. But when it comes to drinks, gintonic, as it’s known, has always been a favourite.
In recent years, however, there’s been a surge in bars specializing in the classic cocktail and its star ingredient, ginebra, with numerous brands on offer. The tonic component has not been forgotten either, and bars pour a dizzying array of premium varieties.
It’s a refreshing trend worthy of a glass-clinking salut. In Barcelona these days, they don’t let anything come between their gin and their tonic – not even the word “and”.
From the new Rough Guide to Spain, here are three of our favourite places to indulge in the perfect gintonic.