This drink is the epitome of a highball cocktail which typically contains a spirit and carbonate. It was discovered that Quinine, which gives tonic it’s bitter taste, was effective in treating Malaria. The disease was a persistent problem in India and so the popularity of tonic soared. British officers took to adding Gin to the drink to make it more palatable against the bitter taste.

A simple yet refreshing classic.

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