How to Make a Stiff Gin and Tonic

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Along with a dirty martini, the gin and tonic was my first love of a classic cocktail. My parents used to drink them on the back patio once in a while when the weather was nice. The ritual may have hooked me first, but the bracing, herbal qualities of a good gin, the generous squeeze of lime, and the slight, sweet fizz of tonic are what sold me in the end.

Gin and Tonic Recipe How to Make a Gin and Tonic 780 | Umami Girl

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With so few ingredients, quality and character matter. Go with good quality gin and tonic water, to be sure, but also choose brands you really like. It’s a good excuse to have a tasting party!

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Gin and Tonic Recipe

The gin and tonic is our OG classic cocktail recipe. The 1:1 ratio of gin to tonic here makes it nice and strong, and we like lots of lime. Of course, you can adjust it all according to your preference.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces gin
  • 3 ounces tonic water
  • Lots of freshly squeezed lime (to taste)

Directions

  1. Fill a small glass halfway with ice.
  2. Pour in gin and tonic water, squeeze in lime juice, give it a quick stir, and sip away.

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving:

Calories:: 249

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