How to Make a Gin & Tonic

How to Cocktail: Gin & Tonic

The Gin & Tonic is perhaps the quintessential summer cocktail. Choosing a good gin like Bombay Sapphire, Beefeater, or your own personal favorite is the key to making the best gin and tonic you can. Learn how to make this surprisingly simple classic with mixologist Jamie Gordon; plus, get his colorful, garden-fresh twist.

Gin & Tonic


  • 1.5 oz Beefeater Gin
  • Tonic water
  • Garnish: Lemon and lime wedge
  • Glass: Highball

Add the gin to a highball glass and fill with fresh ice. Top with tonic water. Squeeze the lemon and lime wedges into the drink, drop into the glass and stir.

Garden Gin & Tonic


  • 1.5 oz Beefeater Gin
  • .5 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
  • 2 dashes Orange bitters
  • Tonic water
  • Garnish: Strawberries, grapefruit and lemon wheels, cucumber slices and a lavender sprig
  • Glass: Goblet or large wine glass

Add all ingredients except the tonic to a goblet or wine glass and fill with fresh ice. Top with tonic water and garnish with grapefruit and lemon wheels, cucumber slices, strawberries and a lavender sprig.

Discussion (4)

  • velofelo posted 1 month ago

    Fever Tree Indian Tonic is pretty key here.

  • posted 2 years ago

    Is Beefeater Gin as smooth as Bombay Saphhire.
    The best part of this video is there can be more to it than just tonic water !!

  • paulksi posted 2 years ago

    I actually prefer a chilled heavy tumbler rather than a highball for a G&T - the heavy glass keeps the drink cold whilst the wide neck allows the aromas of the gin to be picked up.

  • Tariq posted 2 years ago

    nice tips

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