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