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How to make a Gin and Tonic

The Gin and Tonic is both classic and refreshing. And unlike other cocktails, the g&t does not require added sugar or sweeteners!
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Jessica Randhawa


  • Ice
  • 2 oz gin
  • 5 oz tonic
  • 2 lime wedges


  • Chill your glasses. Approximately 20 minutes prior to serving chill your glasses in the freezer. 
  • Add ice. Once ready to prepare, add ice cubes to the chilled glasses. Larger ice cubes work best as they provide less surface area for the ice to melt.
  • Add the gin plus first lime. Pour the gin over the ice and squeeze in one lime.
  • Add the tonic water and second lime. Fill each glass with tonic water and garnish with an additional lime wedge. Enjoy!


  1. Use fresh lime.
  2. Always use freshly opened tonic water such as Q-Mixers and Fever-Tree as these have been made specifically for mixed cocktails like the gin and tonic.
  3. The gin. I'm not suggesting you should go for the top of the top, but try to pick a gin you enjoy drinking.
  4. The ice. Larger ice cubes are better as they have a smaller overall surface area for them to melt.
  5. If you are new to the g&t I highly recommend measuring the quantities. 


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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