How to Make a Classic Gin and Tonic


If you're an old-school kind of cat who appreciates a well-made classic cocktail, this gin and tonic recipe is for you! Seriously, it's simplicity at its finest.

gin and tonic garnished with lime

Things You’ll Need

  • Cocktail glass

  • Ice

  • 2 ounces gin

  • 4 ounces tonic water

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

  • Lime wedge (for garnish)

Step 1

Fill a cocktail glass with ice.

adding ice to cocktail glass

Step 2

Pour in 2 ounces of gin.

measuring gin

Step 3

Pour in 4 ounces of tonic water.

measuring tonic water

Step 4

Pour in 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lime juice.

freshly squeezed lime juice

Step 5

Garnish with a lime wedge.

gin and tonic with lime wedge garnish

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