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Gin and tonic

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**Gin and Tonic Garnish and Serving:**
– Traditional garnish: Lime
– Alternative garnish: Lemon
– UK variation: Lemon and lime together as Evans
– Debate over the use of lemon or lime
– Popular serving glass: Balloon glass

**History of Gin and Tonic:**
– Originated in British colonial India
Quinine in tonic water for malaria prevention
– Addition of gin to tonic water
– Popularity in the British Empire
Schweppes as the first commercial tonic water producer

**Ingredients of Gin and Tonic:**
– Primary spirit: Gin
Tonic water containing quinine
– Garnish: Lime or lemon wedges
– Essential: Ice for chilling
– Variations with additional botanicals or flavored tonics

**Popular Gin and Tonic Variations:**
– Navy-Strength Botanical Gin & Tonic Recipe
– Winter Gin & Tonic Recipe
Pomegranate Gin & Tonic Recipe
– Breakfast Tonic Recipe
Gin And Tonic Sorbet Recipe

**Cultural Impact of Gin and Tonic:**
– Fleabag TV series boosting G&T sales
– International Gin & Tonic Day on 19 October
– James Bond’s dedicated following for Gin & Tonic
– Versatility and popularity of Gin & Tonic at social events
– Wide range of variations and cultural references

Gin and tonic (Wikipedia)

A gin and tonic is a highball cocktail made with gin and tonic water poured over a large amount of ice. The ratio of gin to tonic varies according to taste, strength of the gin, other drink mixers being added, etc., with most recipes calling for a ratio between 1:1 and 1:3. It is usually garnished with a slice or wedge of lime. To preserve effervescence, the tonic can be poured down a bar spoon. The ice cools the gin, dulling the effect of the alcohol in the mouth and making the drink more pleasant and refreshing to taste.

Gin and tonic
Gin and tonic with lime wedge
Base spirit
ServedPoured over cubes of ices ("on the rocks")
Standard garnishA slice of lime
Standard drinkware
Highball glass
Commonly used ingredientsGin and tonic water, according to taste
PreparationIn a glass filled with ice cubes, add gin and tonic.

It is commonly referred to as a G and T in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. In some parts of the world (e.g., in Germany, Italy, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey), it is called a gin tonic (Japanese: ジン・トニック, Hepburn: jin tonikku). It is also referred to as ginto in Belgium and the Netherlands, and as GT in the Nordics.

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