Gin and Tonic

Gin and TonicThis classic and easy cocktail is light and refreshing. It requires just the two named ingredients and a squirt of lime, all of which meld together beautifully. Tonic water’s ability to complement gin is unparalleled among mixers.

This may be a simple drink to prepare. But, you need to pay attention to the proportions of gin to tonic water. And, using high-quality ingredients makes all the difference. We recommend the classic Tanqueray London Dry Gin and Fever-Tree Premium Indian Tonic Water.

Some interesting history
The first gin and tonic was introduced by the army of the British East India Company. In India, where malaria was a persistent problem, quinine was used as a cure. In the 1700s they began introducing it into tonic water as preventative medicine, but the bitter taste was unpleasant. British officers took to adding a mixture of water, sugar, lime, and gin to the quinine in order to make the drink more palatable…thus the drink was born!

Classic Gin and Tonic Recipe
Yields 1 cocktail

4 cubes ice
2 fluid ounces Tanqueray Fin
4 fluid ounces Fever-Tree Premium Indian Tonic Water
1 squeeze fresh lime juice
1 lime wheel for garnish

Place the ice cubes in a glass with the ice coming near the top.

Pour the gin, tonic water, and lime juice over the ice. Stir just enough to combine with a long-necked spoon. Over-stirring will dissipate the carbonation. Garnish with a lime wheel, and serve immediately.


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