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Gin and Tonic

A highball cocktail made with gin and tonic water, usually garnished with a slice of lime or lemon, served over ice

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Gin and Tonics have been "Old Man WASP" drinks for way too long

  • Jan 16, 2009
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My affection for gin and tonics may be because they were the first drinks I could take a slug of and not wince. Laugh if you like, and don't worry, I'm well aware that Gin and Tonics suffer from a perception that they're an old man's "WASP Drink."

On the other hand, they're a great way to beat malaria, they're made from juniper berries, they're the only way you can get gin - which tastes terrible - and tonic - which also tastes terrible - to form a compatible, delicious drink.

And don't forget, out of all the hard liquors, they're the only ones that aren't sickly sweet (rum), smoky (whisky) or turpentiney (Vodka, for sure.)

It's time to make gin and tonics respectable for everyone again.

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January 24, 2009
I do like that herbal taste to gin and tonics, it just feels so old worldly. But I mostly just like it from reading John Cheever stories. If this was a WASP-off, I'd definitely out-WASP you!
 
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Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
Add a splash of cranberry for added flavor!
review by . January 10, 2009
* My favorite drink is a tanqueray and tonic.   The drink is very versatile and can be ordered in the hot sun or too warm you up on a cold winter evening.  The drink feels light and healthy and many can be consumed without feeling full.   The drink is best when a sliced slime is squeezed and placed in the drink.    org.mo="" target="_blank">  
review by . January 12, 2009
The perfect drink for a warm day, proving that a good bar only needs to stock four ingredients: tonic, ice, lime, and a quality gin (Make mine a Hendrick's).   If you're feeling dangerous, a slice of cucumber complements the H & T.
review by . April 08, 2009
Bitters
I love a good Gin and Tonic on a hot summer day. Add a dask of bitters to liven it up! It transports the drink into a whole new palate-pleaser.
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