The Gin and Tonic is a classic cocktail. An easy to make drink it is still one of the most popular cocktails around. It was first concocted in colonial times in tropic British territories where it was used to combat the heat of the day. Tonic water also contains quinine which was used to fight Malaria until World War II. Plus it glows under a blacklight! There is no real set ratio of ingredients in the Gin & Tonic…some bars drown the gin in the tonic water but I think a 1:1 ratio is best. If you don’t want to taste the Gin why have a gin and tonic?
- 2 oz Gin
- 2 oz Tonic Water
- 1 Lime Wedge
Place your ice in a highball glass then pour in the Gin. Follow this with your Tonic Water. You can squeeze a bit of lime juice in if you would like. Gently stir then garnish with the lime wedge. Now you are ready to beat the tropical heat in style.