The classic gin and tonic is a cocktail with an easy recipe and medicinal background. Once used as a tonic to ward off malaria, this beloved drink recipe is a common favorite for gin-lovers, offering crisp, refreshing flavor with minimal ingredients. The best gin and tonic cocktail recipe depends on which gin you use, and whether you include fresh lime juice (some say it’s necessary for a great gin and tonic, others disagree).
You can also add other flavors like watermelon, pink grapefruit, hibiscus, and elderflower liqueur to add more fruity or floral notes. However you decide to customize your perfect gin cocktail, the only ingredients you need to have are a good gin and a good tonic—with a balanced ratio of gin to tonic.