Modernessia GinFonk

Marisa Chavetz / Supercall
Marisa Chavetz / Supercall

In Barcelona, Bobby Gin is a Gin & Tonic lover’s paradise. Airy and comfortable, set on a narrow cobblestone street, the bar offers a menu of G&Ts and will also craft one specifically catered to your tastes. Currently, the bar is taking the classic to the next level with the GinFonk cocktail series. “In the traditional Gin & Tonic, a flavor is added at the end by using a garnish like fruits, spices, etc,” says bar manager Alberto Pizarro. “With the GinFonk, we use this idea of adding a flavor by mixing the gin with a liquor and citrus in the glass.” The Modernissia GinFonk features Spanish-made Modernessia Gin, goji berry liqueur, Aperol, lemon juice and hibiscus-flavored tonic water. It’s bright and citrusy, floral and a little bitter, but undeniably a Gin & Tonic.

Modernessia GinFonk



  • 1.75 oz Modernessia Gin
  • .75 oz Goji Berry Liqueur
  • 1/3 oz Aperol
  • .75 oz lemon juice
  • 7 oz Hibiscus Tonic Water
  • Grapefruit Twist


Step one

Fill a large wine glass or copa with ice.

Step two

Add all ingredients, including garnish.

Step three

Stir and serve.

Contributed by Alberto Pizarro

Mix It Up!

Hibiscus-flavored tonic water is plentiful in Spain but harder to find in the States. What you can find, though, is hibiscus-flavored tonic syrup (Hella Tonic makes a good one), which you can mix with soda water for a good substitution.