Gin and Tonic 1.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

Spirits Sep 12, 2017

This concoction, dating to the 19th century, barely requires a recipe, so basic is its combination. But the ratios are important, as are the quality of the ingredients. Use a good London dry gin and a good-quality tonic.

You can get fancier with the garnishes, adding herbs and other citrus to complement the botanicals of the gin or tonic, but you can’t go wrong with a few thin wheels of lime.

To read the accompanying story, see: The 7 essential cocktails every drinker should know how to make.


Servings:
1

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Tested size: 1 servings

Ingredients
  • Ice
  • A few lime wheels
  • 2 ounces dry gin
  • 3 to 4 ounces good tonic water, such as Fever Tree

Directions

Fill a highball glass with ice, layering in a few lime wheels (to taste).

Add the gin and the tonic, then stir gently.

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Recipe Source

From various recipes, adapted by M. Carrie Allan.

Tested by M. Carrie Allan.

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