The Gin and Tonic is cocktail number 39 on the Swank Cocktail Guide.
Gin and Tonic cocktail history
Tonic water, another beverage with a history of treating malaria using quinine, dates back hundreds of years. As Mary Poppins taught us, “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down…” – or, in the case of quinine, water, sugar, lime and gin added to the quinine (i.e., a gin and tonic) helped the medicine go down.
Gin and Tonic cocktail recipe
Place 3 ice cubes into tall highball glass. Add 2 jiggers Gin. Crush 1/2 slice Lemon. Fill with Tonic Water.
- Hendrick’s Gin
- Fever Tree Refreshingly Light Tonic Water
Gin and Tonic cocktail review
Our ratings (1-5 🍸)
Tonic water was the cause of my several decades of gin abstinence. My first exposures to gin were in gin and tonics, which I detested, so I blamed it on the gin. It was the tonic water. Neither of us is a fan of a gin and tonic, but I really, really don’t like it.
Next up… Cocktail # 40, Gin Fizz cocktail