Recipe courtesy of David Rosengarten

The Perfect Gin and Tonic

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 min
  • Prep: 4 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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4 to 5 tonic water Ice Cubes (recommended: Schweppes) (see Note)

3 ounces gin (recommended: Plymouth Gin)

4 ounces tonic water (recommended: Schweppes)

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

Lime wedge for garnish


  1. Place the ice cubes in a tall, narrow, chilled glass (the cubes should come near the top.) Add the gin, then the tonic water, then the lime juice, stirring well. Garnish with lime wedge, and serve immediately. 
  2. Note: To make the ice cubes, simply fill an empty ice cube tray with tonic water, and let the cubes freeze. It takes just a few hours. Covered well, the cubes will remain fresh-tasting in the freezer for at least a few weeks.