Gin & Tonic Cocktail Recipe
Gin & Tonic. If you can say it, you can make it. Right? Right. But also, not exactly. The two-ingredient cocktail requires your undivided attention. From glassware to garnish to style of gin and spirit proof, everything should be carefully considered when mixing a G&T.
A Gin & Tonic made with a potent base—45% ABV and above, if you mean business—and configured with two parts tonic to one part gin is a highball of balance and beauty. Too much gin, and the botanical spirit will overshadow the unique qualities of the tonic. Too much tonic, and it will drown the gin.
There is endless room for experimentation within those two ingredients. With hundreds of gins on the market and dozens of tonics, a good G&T is a mix-and-match exercise to find the combination that best suits your tastes. London dry gins are characterized by their juniper-forward flavor profile; modern-style gins often dial down the juniper and ramp up the citrus and florals.
Prep time: 2 Minutes
Nutrition: 85 Calories
- 2 ounces gin
- 4 ounces tonic water
- Garnish: 2 lime wheels or other seasonal garnishes you may prefer
- Fill a highball glass with ice, then add the gin.
- Top with the tonic water and gently stir.
- Garnish with lime wheels or seasonal garnishes
Category: Drinks | Cuisine: Cocktails