Gin and Tonic

Gin and Tonic - Classic Cocktails

Gin and tonics are my favorite summer cocktail.

The key to a good G & T is to use good quality tonic.  The supermarket brands are blah and flat tonic is frankly gross.  I suggest buying your tonic in small bottles and drinking it the same day you open it.  The gin, on the other hand, does not need to be super expensive.  Use something decent but you don’t need to break the bank.

Some classic recipes call for 3 ounces of gin (!) which is too much for me.  I like to enjoy one or two G & Ts on a hot summer afternoon so I prefer mine on the weak side.

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1-2 ounces gin
  • 5 ounces tonic
  • ice

Combine the gin and tonic in a glass.  Stir.  Add the lime wedge and a few ice cubes.

For a vodka tonic replace the gin with vodka.

Add a dash of Agnostura bitters to liven up bland tonic (good for those supermarket brands).

Enjoy!

gin and tonic with lime

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