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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 bartender Jamie Gordon; plus, get his colorful, garden-fresh twist.

Gin & Tonic


  • 1 1/2 oz Beefeater gin
  • Tonic water, to top

Garnish: Lemon wedge, lime wedge
Glass: Highball

Add the gin into a highball glass over ice.
Top with tonic water.
Squeeze a lemon and lime wedge into the drink, drop into the glass and stir.

Garden Gin & Tonic


  • 1 1/2 oz Beefeater gin
  • 1/2 oz Dolin blanc vermouth
  • 2 dashes Orange bitters
  • Tonic water, to top

Garnish: Strawberries, grapefruit and lemon wheels, cucumber slices, lavender sprig
Glass: Goblet or large wine glass

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

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