Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is the ultimate gin and tonic - the way it's supposed to be made.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 14 ounces good quality gin (I like Tanquerey, 1 1/2 jiggers)
  • tonic water, good quality
  • lime wedge
  • crushed ice


  1. Fill double old-fashion glass with ice.
  2. Wipe lime wedge around the rim of the glass.
  3. Gently squeeze lime into glass and leave in glass.
  4. Pour gin into the glass.
  5. Fill with tonic water.
  6. Here is the secret. DO NOT STIR! The essence of both gin and tonic mingle when you sip and it makes for a much fresher drink.
Most Helpful

Quality gin (like the Tangurey) makes all the difference between a good gin & tonic and a not so good one.

npp3512007 October 06, 2010

YES! Just the way we like 'em!! Skipped the lime this time in hubby's, although I like it in mine. Used Quintessential London Dry Gin; would also be great with Hendrick's and a cucumber spear. Right on the money--DO NOT STIR!!! Thanks for sharing!:) Becky

BecR June 01, 2010

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