Gin Tonic

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Gin Tonic was introduced by the army of the British East India Company during the colonial period. Back then Malaria was still a big problem and Quinine a remedy. But unfortunately it is very bitter. That’s why the soldiers mixed it with water, sugar and limes. That was the origin recipe.

Normal or Classical recipe

Ingredients:

  • Gin (of your choice)

  • Tonic water (of your choice)

  • ¼ Lime

  • Ice cubes

Put the ice cubes into a high baller or rocks glass. Pour in the Gin and the Tonic water. The typical ratios are 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 and 2:3. Finally squeeze in the lime juice and put the lime itself into.

Modified Hendricks Tonic

I personally prefer a with pepper modified variant of the Hendrick’s Tonic.

Ingredients:

  • Hendrick’s Gin

  • Tonic water (Normally I use Schweppes Indian Tonic Water)

  • Two Slices of cucumber

  • Ice cubes

  • Pepper

Put the ice cubes into a high baller or rocks glass. I pour in the Gin and the Tonic water in a 1:2 ration. I add the cucumber slices. This would be a normal Hendrick’s Tonic. But I also add a pinch of pepper.

Two major reasons why I drink Gin Tonics are the flavor and the historical background. I like drinks with a background story. To sum up, Gin Tonic in my opinion is a very good manly drink and I give it 4/5 stars.

Call on Action:

  • Next time you go out, try two Gin Tonics with different gins!

  • Find your favorite gin!

Your man,

– Gaius Wolf

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