How to Make a Gin & Tonic: How to Make a Classic Gin & Tonic Cocktail by Donna John

Cocktails
5 months ago
How to Make a Gin & Tonic: How to Make a Classic Gin & Tonic Cocktail

Gin and tonic has a very interesting story behind it. Winston Churchill once declared, “The gin and tonic drink has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.” Today, we don't sip on this drink to cure or prevent malaria (read the history!), we sip it because it's refreshing and perfect by the pool on a hot summer day. Here's a basic recipe for a good gin and tonic. Make it your own by adding whatever garnish floats your boat. 

You'll need:

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 3 - 4 ounces tonic water, or to taste
  • ice
  • garnishes: lime wedge, rosemary, cucumber slices, strawberries, black peppercorns, lemon wedge, fresh thyme, cherries, cinnamon stick (optional)

Here's how to make it:

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Add the gin then top with the tonic water. 
  3. Stir.
  4. Garnish as desired. The classic garnish is a lime wedge.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Oooh, the perfect summer sip. Thanks for the refreshing reminder for cocktail hour, Donna John !
Gwen Johnson
One of my favorite drinks. So refreshing.

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