Classic Gin and Tonic Cocktail
- ice cubes
- 3 ounces tonic water
- 2 fluid ounces gin
- 1 lime wedge
- Place ice cubes into a highball glass.
- Pour tonic water and gin over ice and gently stir.
- Garnish glass with lime wedge.
Did you know that gin and tonic was originally created in the early 19th century as a treatment for malaria?Quinine-rich tonic had a bitter taste, so doctors add gin, sugar, and lime to make it more palatable. Tonic water today has significantly lower levels of quinine, so gin and tonic is no longer an effective or used anti-malarial treatment. Cheers!
What others are saying
Caro Hodgin says:
i can't believe i looked up a recipe for a g&t, but i did! this was perfect.
Bill Austin says:
Simple yet perfect! I garnished mine with a orange peel
Larry Franklin says:
My wife doesn't like overpowering drinks so this Gin and Tonic was perfect for her. We used fever free tonic with a lime and she loved it.