Gin & Tonic

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


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


  • Fill double old-fashion glass with ice.
  • Wipe lime wedge around the rim of the glass.
  • Gently squeeze lime into glass and leave in glass.
  • Pour gin into the glass.
  • Fill with tonic water.
  • 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.

Questions & Replies

  1. What size is a double old-fashion glass? Can you sub out a good vodka?


  1. Such a refreshing cocktail - will make it for my Mom when she comes to visit me next time, it is one of her favorites.
  2. Perfect.
  3. Quality gin (like the Tangurey) makes all the difference between a good gin & tonic and a not so good one.
  4. 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
  5. I was a bartender for many many years and this is right on the way to serve a gin and tonic! Excellent!


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