Classic Cocktails: Gin and Tonic

We are kicking off a new bimonthly series here on The Everygirl: Classic Cocktails. That’s right, mixed drinks that you should add to your mixologist arsenal. First up: Gin and Tonic, also known as a G and T. One of my all-time favorite cocktails, I love it for it’s refreshing taste, especially on a hot summer night.

This cocktail is as easy as it gets—1 part gin, 1 part tonic water, poured over ice, and garnished with a circular slice of lime around the rim or a wedge for easy squeezing.

The most common ratio of gin to tonic water is 1:1, however, 1:2, 1:3, and 2:3 are also acceptable variations. If you have a great bottle of gin on hand, I suggest going with the 1:1 ratio to really let the botanical-based liquor shine through. If the quality of booze is not the best, lean heavy on the tonic water and shoot for a 1:3 ratio. In the end, it’s all about your personal taste preference—so go ahead, create a mini flight of different ratios to find your favorite. Cheers!

Source: Drizzle & Dip

Ingredients

Glassware: rocks glass or highball glass
Ice cubes
Gin
Tonic water
Limes

Directions

Fill your glassware with ice cubes. Add gin and tonic water based on your preferred ratio. Lightly stir, garnish with a slice or wedge of lime on the rim. Enjoy!

Already mastered the classic Gin and Tonic? Try these unique twists:

 

Blackberry & Meyer Lemon Gin and Tonic

Source: Spoon Fork Bacon

Elderflower Spanish Gin and Tonic

Source: Craft + Cocktails

Fennel Black Pepper and Grapefruit Gin and Tonic

Source: Shiny Happy Bright

Blood Orange Gin and Tonic

Source: White on Rice Couple

What classic cocktails do you enjoy making?

  • Looks tasty.
    http://www.yvesofstyle.com

    • Kendra Aronson Creative Studio

      Thanks Yvonne, it was fun to source all the images 🙂

      xo,
      Kendra Aronson
      kendraaronson.com

  • As someone who grew up on the seaside, I do appreciate a good G&T a bit too much 😉

    • Kendra Aronson Creative Studio

      Cheers Aleksandra!

      xo,
      Kendra Aronson
      kendraaronson.com

  • Thanks so much for including my fennel and grapefruit G&T! What a great list.

    • Kendra Aronson Creative Studio

      Absolutely @Shiny Happy Bright ✨ it’s such a gorgeous image and clever recipe idea! I was happy to include it i the round up.

      xo,
      Kendra Aronson
      kendraaronson.com

  • Ooh, yummy! I like the look of the raspberry one. Can’t wait to see what other cocktail recipes you do 🙂
    Nicky | http://www.curious-journeying.com

    • Kendra Aronson Creative Studio

      Thanks @NickyCuriousJourneying:disqus! My next cocktail column will be published soon, stay tuned 🙂

      xo,
      Kendra Aronson
      kendraaronson.com

  • The fennel and grapefruit one looks incredible! Here in Spain G&Ts are all the rage – hurrah for me, it’s my favourite 🙂

    • Kendra Aronson Creative Studio

      Ooooh, thank for sharing that cultural tid bit, I love knowing what other countries are drinkin’ 🙂

      xo,
      Kendra Aronson
      kendraaronson.com

  • Kimberly St.George

    What is the best ting to use?

  • Kimberly St.George

    What is the best tonic to use!

    • Kendra Aronson Creative Studio

      Great question! Personally I love to use Fever-Tree tonic water:
      http://www.fever-tree.com/

      xo,
      Kendra Aronson
      kendraaronson.com

  • I love sitting at the bar watching a bartender mix up an unusual cocktail. If it’s tasty I will try it at home. I’ve just done classic gin and tonics but I’m going to try these recipes. I always enjoy trying new things!

    Julia
    http://www.whenthegirlsrule.com

    • Kendra Aronson Creative Studio

      Awesome! So glad this recipe list has inspired you to mix up cocktails at home. Let me know how it goes 🙂 Cheers!

      xo,
      Kendra Aronson
      kendraaronson.com