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Gin and Tonic, Swank Cocktail #39

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Gin and Tonic
Gin and Tonic

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

Gin and Tonic cocktail recipe
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.

Ingredients used:

  • Hendrick’s Gin
  • Fever Tree Refreshingly Light Tonic Water
  • Lemon

Gin and Tonic cocktail review

Our ratings (1-5 🍸)

Greg: 🍸🍸
Kim: 🍸

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

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