In a glass filled with ice cubes, add gin and tonic.
A gin and tonic is a highball cocktail made with gin and tonic water poured over ice. It is usually garnished with a slice or wedge of lime. The amount of gin varies according to taste. Suggested ratios of gin to tonic are 1:1, 1:2, 1:3, and 2:3. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ]
In some countries (e.g. UK), gin and tonic is also marketed pre-mixed in single-serving cans. [ 4 ] In the United States, most bars "use soda out of a gun that in no way, shape or form resembles quinine water ", according to bartender Dale DeGroff. [ 1 ] To get a real gin and tonic, DeGroff recommends specifying bottled tonic. [ 1 ] Alternatively, one can add tonic syrup to soda water. [ 5 ]
Self-made gin and tonic from Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin and Schweppes Indian Tonic. garnished with slices of lime, on an apartment terrace.
It is commonly referred to as a "G and T" in the UK, USA, Canada and Ireland. [ 6 ] In some parts of the world, it is called a "Gin Tonic" (e.g. the Netherlands). Some brands will replace the word "gin" with their own brand or initial in recipes. For instance, "Sapphire and Tonic" for Bombay Sapphire. [ 7 ] "Hendrick's and Tonic" for Hendrick's Gin (garnished with cucumber to further distinguish it), [ 8 ] or "T&T" for Tanqueray. [ 9 ] [ 10 ]Garnish
Gin and tonic is traditionally garnished with a slice or wedge of lime, often slightly squeezed into the drink before being placed in the glass. In most parts of the world lime remains the only usual garnish; however, in the United Kingdom it has become common to use lemon as an alternative fruit; use of both fruit together is known as an "Evans". [ 11 ] Although the origins of the use of lemons are unknown, their use dates back at least as far as the late 1930s. [ 12 ] In addition lemons are often more readily available, and cheaper to purchase, than limes. The use of lemon or lime is a debated issue [ 13 ] and while leading brands, such as Gordon's, [ 14 ] Tanqueray [ 15 ] and Bombay Sapphire [ 16 ] recommend the use of lime, the founder of Fevertree Tonic Water prefers lemon. [ citation needed ] Some people garnish a Beefeater-based gin and tonic with a slice of orange, to complement the Seville oranges Beefeater uses in its botanicals. A gin and tonic served with Hendrick's Gin is typically garnished with a slice of cucumber. [ 13 ] However, garnishes of cucumber are very rare, and garnishes of orange are rarer still.History
The cocktail was introduced by the army of the British East India Company in India. In India and other tropical regions, malaria was a persistent problem. In the 1700s it was discovered that quinine could be used to prevent and treat the disease, although the bitter taste was unpleasant. British officers in India in the early 19th century took to adding a mixture of water, sugar, lime and gin to the quinine in order to make the drink more palatable. [ 17 ] Soldiers in India were already given a gin ration, and the sweet concoction made sense. [ 18 ] Since it is no longer used as an antimalarial, tonic water today contains much less quinine, is usually sweetened, and is consequently much less bitter. [ 19 ]
Gin and tonic is a popular cocktail during the summer. [ 20 ]Current status of the drink as an anti-malarial treatment
A 2004 study found that after 12 hours, "considerable quantities (500 to 1000ml) of tonic water may, for a short period of time, lead to quinine plasma levels at the lower limit of therapeutic efficacy and may, in fact, cause transitory suppression of parasites". This method of consumption of quinine was impractical for malaria prophylaxis, as the amount of drug needed "can not be maintained with even large amounts of tonic". The authors conclude that it is not an effective form of treatment for malaria. [ 21 ]Spanish variations
A Spanish Gin-Tonic served in a balloon glass.
In Spain, a variation on the drink called Gin-Tonic has become popular. This differs from a traditional gin and tonic as it is served in balloon glass [ 22 ] or coupe glass with plenty of ice and a garnish tailored to the flavours of the gin. The drink could be fruit-based but the use of herbs and vegetables, reflecting the gins botanicals, are increasingly popular. [ 23 ] The balloon glass is used because the aromas of the drink can gather at its opening for the drinker to more easily appreciate. [ 24 ]
The popularity of this variation of the gin and tonic has led to the establishment of Gin-Tonic bars, in which customers can choose their preferred gin, tonic, and garnish from a menu. [ 25 ]In popular culture
The transgalactic nature of the gin and tonic is imagined in Douglas Adams ' novel The Restaurant at the End of the Universe . which describes how "85% of all known worlds in the Galaxy, be they primitive or highly advanced, have invented a drink called jynnan tonnyx, or gee-N'N-T'N-ix, or jinond-o-nicks, or any one of a thousand or more variations on the same phonetic theme. The drinks themselves are not the same, and vary between the Sivolvian "chinanto/mnigs" which is ordinary water served at slightly above room temperature, and the Gagrakackan "tzjin-anthony-ks" which kills cows at a hundred paces; and in fact the one common factor between all of them, beyond the fact that the names sound the same, is that they were all invented and named before the worlds concerned made contact with any other worlds."
James Bond specifies a recipe for a gin and tonic while in Kingston. Jamaica in the book Dr. No . Unusually it involves the juice of a whole lime. [ 26 ]
In the movie The Year of Living Dangerously . Colonel Henderson, when he first meets Guy Hamilton, complains when his gin and tonic is served with ice, explaining that only Americans drink it like that.
Ian Gillan mentions the cocktail in the song "Sleeping On The Job ": "Ultrasonic, gin and tonic, sleeping on the job".
Billy Joel mentions the cocktail in the song "Piano Man ": "Making love to his tonic and gin".
Oasis also mention the cocktail in their song "Supersonic": "I'm feeling supersonic, give me gin and tonic".
On the popular sitcom How I Met Your Mother . character Barney Stinson played by Neil Patrick Harris is often heard ordering a gin and tonic. On one occasion where he serves as a bartender, the audience learns that he does not know what the drink consists of. Gin and tonic is one of John Constantine 's drinks of choice in the Hellblazer comics. Gin and Tonic is also the drink of choice for hero, Cat, in Jeaniene Frost 's Night Huntress Series.
Founded in 2010, International Gin & Tonic Day is celebrated worldwide on the 19th October. [ 27 ]See also
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A gin and tonic made with Beefeater gin, sans lime garnish.
A gin and tonic is a cocktail made with gin and tonic water. usually garnished with a slice of lime or lemon and served over ice. The ratio of gin to tonic water varies from equal amounts to one part gin for every three parts tonic. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. Main article: Cocktail Wikibooks Bartending has a page on the topic of Cocktails A cocktail is a style of mixed drink made predominantly with a distilled beverage, such as vodka, gin, whiskey, rum, or tequila, mixed with another drink other than water. This article concerns the beverage. Species & major hybrids Species Citrus aurantifolia - Key lime Citrus maxima - Pomelo Citrus medica - Citron Citrus reticulata - Mandarin & Tangerine Major hybrids Citrus Ãsinensis - Sweet Orange Citrus Ãaurantium - Bitter Orange Citrus Ãparadisi - Grapefruit Citrus Ãlimon - Lemon Citrus Ãlimonia - Rangpur lime Citrus Ãlatifolia - Persian lime See also main text for other hybrids Citrus. Lime has several meanings: Look up Lime in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Lime (mineral) - a group of calcium compounds and minerals in which they predominate, including: Limestone Agricultural lime - a mineral soil additive Calcium oxide (also quicklime) - a chemical compound Calcium hydroxide (also slaked lime) - a chemical compound Lime (fruit. Image File history File links Old_Fashioned_Glass. An old fashioned glass The old fashioned glass is commonly found in bars and pubs, it is not very tall but is a little wider than the Hi-Ball, making it suitable for cocktails that have fewer ingredients. This article concerns the beverage. The Canada Dry brand of tonic water, shown on the right under ultraviolet light. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 94 KB) Photo of Gin and tonic. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 94 KB) Photo of Gin and tonic. A cocktail. This article concerns the beverage. The Canada Dry brand of tonic water, shown on the right under ultraviolet light. Percentages are relative to US RDI values for adults. Binomial name Citrus Ã limon (L.) Burm.Contents History
This cocktail was introduced by the army of the British East India Company in India. The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was one of the first joint-stock companies.
Tonic water contains quinine. which was used to prevent malaria. Because the tonic water consumed to prevent malaria in the 18th century was extremely bitter, gin was added to make it more palatable. Although there is less medical use today for the consumption of tonic water, the gin and tonic remains a popular drink. Tonic water available today contains less quinine and is consequently less bitter (usually sweetened). Because of this connection to warmer climates and its refreshing nature, this cocktail is more popular during the warmer months. The Canada Dry brand of tonic water, shown on the right under ultraviolet light. Quinine is a natural white crystalline alkaloid having antipyretic, anti-malarial with analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties and a bitter taste. Malaria is a vector-borne infectious disease that is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions. (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. The basic tastes are the commonly recognized types of taste sensed by humans. This article concerns the beverage.
In popular culture
Lore has it that the sheer quantity of limes (for the prevention of scurvy ) and quinine (for the aforementioned prevention of malaria ), was so unpalatable that the only way to get the members of the British Army to consume the prescribed amount was with the addition of gin.  Scurvy (N.Lat. Quinine is a natural white crystalline alkaloid having antipyretic, anti-malarial with analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties and a bitter taste. Malaria is a vector-borne infectious disease that is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions. This article concerns the beverage.
The gin and tonic has gained a central place in cultural and literary life, appearing as a bit part in numerous novels. One such example is in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, where it is stated that eighty-five percent of the races in the galaxy have each independently developed drinks that are pronounced the same, but spelled differently (namely, the spelling variations were jynnantonnyx, gee-N-N-T'N-ix, jinond-o-nicks, chinanto/mnigs, and tzjin-anthony-ks ), and which bear no resemblance to one another other than the pronunciation of the name and that they were all invented and named before the worlds concerned made contact with any other worlds. Also in the book Life, the Universe and Everything , Ford hallucinates and spends a few weeks "jumping in and out of a gin and tonic." When asked where he found a gin and tonic on pre-historic earth, he replies he had temporarily gone insane, had named a small lake "a gin and tonic," and had spent a few weeks jumping in and out of it. He then adds that he also had decided he was a lemon for a while. A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. The cover of the first novel in the Hitchhikers series, from a late 1990s printing. Life, the Universe and Everything (1982, ISBN 0-345-39182-9) is the third book in the five-volume Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy science fiction series by Douglas Adams.
It was the preferred drink of Mrs. Slocombe (played by Mollie Sugden ) of Are You Being Served?. as she couldn't bear neat gin. Mollie Sugden (born Mary Isobel Sugden on 21 July 1922, in Keighley, Yorkshire) is an English comedy actress who found fame as saleswoman Betty Slocombe in the popular British sitcom Are You Being Served? (1972 - 1985). Are You Being Served? was a long-running British sitcom broadcast from 1972 to 1985.
British singer Nik Kershaw 's 1983 hit song I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me includes the line "Forty winks in the lobby, make mine a g&t." Nik Kershaw Nik Kershaw (Born Nicholas David Kershaw on March 1, 1958) is an English singer-songwriter, popular during the 1980s. I Wont Let the Sun Go Down on Me is a song by singer Nik Kershaw, first released on his hit debut album Human Racing.
In Big Bad Voodoo Daddy 's song You & Me & The Bottle Makes Three Tonight (Baby) "a gin and tonic sounds mighty mighty good to me." Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a contemporary swing band from southern California.
In the episode of The Simpsons entitled Flaming Moe's. Moe the bartender looks at a chart of cocktail drinks and says, "Gin and. tonic? Do they mix?" Simpsons redirects here. Flaming Moes is the 10th episode of the The Simpsons third season.
In the Barenaked Ladies song "Alcohol" it is mentioned in the lyric "A malibu and coke for you, a g&t for me." Barenaked Ladies (often abbreviated BNL or occasionally BnL) is a Canadian alternative rock band currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Steven Page, Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart, and formerly Andy Creeggan.
The Spiritual Beggars song "Angel of Betrayal" includes the lyrics "Gin and Tonic rules/Blood on the floor/Burn marks from cigarettes/My throat pleads for more". Spiritual Beggars is a stoner rock band from Halmstad, Sweden.
Oasis ' 1994 debut single "Supersonic " features the lyric "I'm feelin' Supersonic, give me gin and tonic." Oasis are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. Supersonic is a song by British rock band Oasis written by Noel Gallagher.
It was the preferred drink of fictional character John Constantine from the comic series Hellblazer. John Constantine (born May 10, 1953 in Liverpool, England) is the fictional protagonist of the comic series Hellblazer. Hellblazer is a comic book series published by the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics, which features the central character John Constantine.
It is featured in the Ramones song "Somebody put something in my drink" in the line "Tanqueray and tonic/ my favorite drink/ I don't like anything/ colored pink" Tanqueray logo Tanqueray is a brand of British gin which is marketed worldwide.
It is referenced in Billy Joel 's famous song "Piano Man " in the line "There's an old man sitting next to me/ making love to his tonic and gin" William Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949, in Bronx, New York, USA) an American singer, pianist, and songwriter. Piano Man was Billy Joels first major hit, and is considered Joels signature song.
Also referenced in The Fratellis ' song "Flathead" in the line "Well hers is a tonic and mine is a gin" This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources.
Reverend Horton Heat have a song named "Gin and Tonic Blues" and the lyrics are just: "I need a Gin'n'Tonic water, baby/Gin'n'Tonic water feelin' better/Give me a Gin'n'Tonic/Gin'n'Tonic/I need it now! (repeat many times)" The Reverend Horton Heat: Scott Churilla (left), Jim Reverend Horton Heath (center), Jimbo Wallace (right) The Reverend Horton Heat is both three-piece psychobilly / rockabilly band from Dallas, Texas and the stage name of its singer/songwriter, Jim Heath (born in 1959 in Corpus Christi, Texas).
Pete Doherty and Carl Barat of The Libertines are both very fond of gin. Carl has written a song called 'Gin And Milk' [citation needed ] and Pete has written one called 'Gang Of Gin' [citation needed ]. Pete sings about "met two fellas over gin and mixers" in the song "La Belle Et La Bête" and "Well, I'll confess all of my sins after several large gins" in "Music When The Lights Go Out" [citation needed ]. He also refers to 'Gin in Teacups' as a favoured thought of England in his song 'Albion.' [citation needed ]. Peter Doherty (born March 12, 1979) is the singer and songwriter of the band Babyshambles, and formerly co-frontman and songwriter (along with Carl BarÃ¢t) of The Libertines, with whom he first shot to fame. Carl Ashley Raphael BarÃ¢t (born June 6, 1978) is the frontman and lead guitarist in the band Dirty Pretty Things. For the political and social groups see Libertine The Libertines were an English rock band who gained notoriety in the early 2000s, as part of what was described as the garage rock revival movement of that time.
Adam Sandler references it in "The Chanukah Song" in the line " So drink your gin and tonic-ah and smoke your marijuani-kah" Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, producer, and musician (he sings and plays the guitar).
In the internet video/song "Star Wars Gangsta Rap," Luke compliments R2-D2 and asks for another gin and tonic on his way to Cloud City in the line, "This is a mighty fine gin and tonic, why don't you mix me up another. Things about to get ugly."
It is the 'signature' drink of Australian country music star Captain Flange.
There is a line in The World/Inferno Friendship Society song Me and the Mad Monkettes "Rod Serling said, he said, 'gin and tonics all night long'" The World/Inferno Friendship Society is a cabaret punk group from Brooklyn.
Sometimes apple juice or apple schnapps can be added to a gin and tonic. This is referred to as a GTA or Grand Theft Auto. [citation needed ] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources.See also
Main article: Cocktail Wikibooks Bartending has a page on the topic of Cocktails A cocktail is a style of mixed drink made predominantly with a distilled beverage, such as vodka, gin, whiskey, rum, or tequila, mixed with another drink other than water.External link
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