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Gin and Tonic

In 1638, the Countess of Chinchon fell violently ill, and legend has it that her husband, the Viceroy of Spain in Peru, beseeched the local Incas for a remedy. The Incas provided a potion made from the ground bark of the Quinquina Tree. A few days later, the Countess was better, and the bark from this tree became legendary. 200 years later (or there abouts), some British Officers serving in India improved this medicine by adding some sugar, soda and Gin.  The famous Gin and Tonic was born.

Today of course we can purchase Tonic Water in many forms. My current favourite is Q Tonic.

Here one way to mix a Gin and Tonic.

Gin and Tonic

1 1/2 Oz Gin
1/4 Tsp Sugar Syrup
Tonic Water
Squeeze of Lime

Add the Gin and Sugar Syrup into an ice filled glass
Complete with Tonic Water
Add a squeeze of lime and garnish with lime slices

Serve and Enjoy!


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