Gin (or Vodka) & Tonic

2013-10-07

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Gin or Vodka
  • 3 oz Tonic Water
  • 1 wedge Lime

  • Squeeze a lime wedge and drop into a Waterford Tumbler, add gin or vodka and tonic water with ice.

One of the most iconic drinks in cocktaildom, this classic is yet another gem brought to us by the Brits. Having to down their bitter anti-malarial potion – quinine – as they attended to their colonies around the globe, they did what they any good Englishman would do: add booze! Though not nearly as bitter as medicinal levels of quinine (originally obtained from the bark of the Peruvian cinchona tree), today’s Gin & Tonic provides a nice bitter edge which compliments the botanicals of the gin. If you feel like being really creative, make your own Tonic (Quinine) Syrup and get more freedom in customizing you own Homemade Gin & Tonic. Cheers!

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