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How to Make the Perfect Gin and Tonic

Amy Traynor
Learn how to elevate this simple two ingredient cocktail with the right glassware, spirit, tonic, citrus, and garnish!
3.58 from 7 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail


  • 2 oz gin
  • ½ oz fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 6 oz premium tonic water (such as Fever-Tree or Q Mixers)


  • Fill a highball or balloon glass with plenty of ice.
  • Pour the gin and citrus juice over the ice, then stir to chill.
  • Top with chilled tonic water and garnish with botanicals to accent the flavors of your gin of choice.
Keyword classic cocktails, gin, gin and tonic, highball, tonic
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