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Gin and Tonic

The Gin and Tonic cocktail is a timeless and refreshing libation known for its crisp taste and simplicity. Originating in British colonial India during the 19th century, the Gin and Tonic was initially created as a medicinal tonic to combat malaria. Over time, it evolved into a beloved cocktail enjoyed worldwide for its botanical flavors and effervescent charm.


Ingredients and Tools:

  • 60 ml (2 oz) gin

  • 120 ml (4 oz) tonic water

  • Ice cubes

  • Highball glass

  • Stirring spoon

  • Jigger

  • Lime wedge or slice for garnish (optional)

Preparation Steps:

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.

  2. Measure and pour 60 ml (2 oz) of gin over the ice.

  3. Top up the glass with 120 ml (4 oz) of tonic water.

  4. Stir gently with a stirring spoon to combine the ingredients.

  5. Optionally, garnish with a lime wedge or slice.

Flavor Profile:

The Gin and Tonic cocktail offers a harmonious balance of botanical gin and bubbly tonic water, with the citrusy aroma of lime adding a refreshing twist. It's a light and invigorating drink that's perfect for any occasion, from casual gatherings to elegant soirées.

Mixoloco - Mixology Tips:

  • Choosing the Right Gin: Selecting the right gin is crucial for a delicious Gin and Tonic. Opt for a gin that suits your taste preferences, whether it's a classic London dry gin or a more botanical-forward option.

  • Tonic Water Selection: Not all tonic waters are created equal, so choose one that complements the botanicals of your chosen gin. Look for premium tonic waters with natural ingredients and a balanced sweetness.

  • Ice Quality: Use fresh, high-quality ice cubes to ensure they don't dilute the drink too quickly. Large, clear ice cubes are preferable as they melt more slowly and maintain the cocktail's integrity.

  • Garnish Enhancements: While a lime wedge or slice is the classic garnish for a Gin and Tonic, don't be afraid to experiment with other citrus fruits or aromatic herbs to enhance the drink's aroma and flavor.

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