Gin and Tonic is one among the very famous highball cocktails in the world. This amazing cocktail is a fantastic blend of tonic water and gin. The tonic water is also known as Indian tonic water, which is a carbonated soft drink with dissolved quinine. The gin, on the other hand, is distilled liquor, which gets its flavour from juniper berries. The gin with a slight citrus flavour is considered as the best quality. It is better to garnish this drink with lemon wedges or slices. You can pour it with ice cubes. Gin and Tonic is a brilliant cocktail for the hot days of summer. You can serve it on any occasion to turn on the taste buds of your family, friends and colleagues. If you are thinking to try this drink, then follow the given below step by step gin and tonic cocktail recipe:
Preparation Time: 2 to 5 minutes
Serving Size: 1 drink
- 2 oz gin
- 5 oz tonic water
- 2 to 3 ice cubes
- One fresh lemon or lime wedge for garnishing purpose – optional
Take some time before preparing this beverage to carefully clean and wash the entire work surface that you will be using. Also, do not forget to wash your hands, glasses, utensils and other items that you will be using to put this delicious drink together. Always keep your kitchen work areas clean and free from bacteria to avoid any health issues later on.
Take any of your favourite highball glass and add 2 to 3 ice cubes to it. Remember if you do not have a highball glass then you can use any type that you find convenient. Also, try not to put in too much ice as this will make your drink watery.
Now carefully pour in 5 oz tonic water and 2 oz gin into the highball glass. Stir the mixture well until the ingredients mix thoroughly. Use London dry gin if it is easily available, as it is known for its quality. You will want a nice smooth texture to your mixture so be sure to check the consistency while you are stirring. Do not stir too much as this can make your drink light.
Your gin and tonic cocktail is ready, garnish it with a lemon wedge and serve immediately. It is entirely up to you as to how you want to garnish and serve this drink. Your friends and family members will spend countless hours sipping this delicious beverage.