Gin And Tonic – Classic Late 1800s Style British Cocktail

This was basically the cocktail of the English empire. Tonic water contains quinine which is used to cure Malaria so the English would distribute units of tonic water to their soldiers stationed in India and Africa to keep them from getting sick.

As all things medicine related go, someone (likely troop members stationed in India) thought to add gin and lime juice to it to make it taste better. Thus the gin and tonic was born. This is the drink that for better or worse colonized the world.

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Gin And Tonic – Classic late 1800s Style British cocktail

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Course: DrinksCuisine: British
Servings

1

servings
Calories

203

kcal
ABV

10%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make a Gin and Tonic.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice

  • 2 oz Dry Gin

  • 5 oz Tonic Water

Directions

  • Add ice to the serving glass. Combine all the ingredients except the Tonic Water in the serving glass.
  • Mix the gin and lime juice to chill it.
  • Add the Tonic Water
  • Give the drink a couple turns to chill and mix.

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