Gin and Tonic

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Gin and Tonic

Gin and tonic ( Engl. Gin and tonic , just G & T ) is a classic long drink of gin and tonic water . The mixing ratio varies from 1: 1 to 1: 3 or higher, depending on your taste.

Like most high ball , usually of only a spirit existing and carbonated filler mixed drinks is gin and tonic right in the glass prepared ( english built in glass ) by the ingredients over ice cubes poured and gently stirs. It is garnished with a smaller, cut piece (Schnitz) or a thin, thumb-sized peel ( zest ) of a lime or lemon , alternatively a lemon wedge, less often with a cucumber wedge (mostly with Hendrick’s gin).

The gin tonic probably comes from the British Empire , when the quinine-containing , then very bitter Indian tonic water was drunk in India to protect against malaria , which improved the taste of the added gin.

Under ultraviolet light ("black light") , gin and tonic fluoresces slightly bluish due to the quinine content in the tonic water.


Gin and Tonic was considered the favorite drink of the Queen Mum (1900–2002).

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