Before the Gin & Tonic found its balanced bittersweet taste, it had to develop for many years. It was English soldiers of the nineteenth century who first mixed gin with tonic. They just wanted to soften the bitterness of tonic, which was used as a malaria remedy. Gradually, the taste of the drink changed due to experiments with the proportions of gin and tonic. And now we can easily drink this cocktail, which is both healthy and refreshing.
You will need (for one portion):
— gin— 50 ml / 1.7 oz
— tonic — 150 ml / 5 oz
— ice cubes
— two lime slices
— highball glass
— ice tongs
— ice bucket
Fill the highball glass with ice cubes.
Measure 50 ml / 1.7 oz of gin with the jigger and pour into the glass.
Pour tonic into the glass until it is almost full.
Put two lime slices in the glass.
Garnish with a cocktail straw.
The Gin & Tonic is complete!