Quinine-based tonics helped the Brits build an empire by warding off malaria in the sweltering topics. Sipped over ice, the classic gin cocktail has a spiky edge to it.
Prep time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Gin and Tonic
2 ouncesdry gin
3 ouncestonic water, or to taste, preferably Schweppes
2 wedgesfresh lime
Fill an old-fashioned glass halfway with ice. Add gin. Top with tonic water. Rim the glass with a lime wedge and squeeze a few drops of lime into the glass. Stir lightly. Add a fresh piece of lime as garnish.