Many individuals enjoy consuming alcoholic beverages today. Different individuals have varying preferences when it comes to a drink. The G&T is a simple concoction of gin & tonic water. The drink was invented in the 18th century in British India to make quinine, which was used to treat malaria, more palatable. It was in the mid-20th century that people started consuming gin on its own. Nowadays, this classic cocktail is enjoyed all over the world during warm weather months. This article will highlight the drink’s history, features, and prospective cocktails for interested readers.
G&T is a simple mixture of gin, tonic water and ice.
When it comes to exotic alcoholic beverages, gin and tonic are one of the most popular. It’s a classic cocktail that has been around for centuries. It’s a great summer drink because of its refreshing taste and low alcohol content (about 6%). The combination of gin & tonic water is simple. Organically pour 4 ounces (120 ml) of gin into a tall glass filled with ice cubes. Add tonic water until reaching about 8 ounces (240 ml) of total volume. Individuals can even add some slices of lime or lemon if they like!
Roots of G&T – A history lesson
The drink was invented in the 18th century in British India to make quinine, which was used to treat malaria, more palatable. Quinine is highly bitter and tastes like dirt. The tonic water added to gin balances out the bitterness of the quinine and makes for an excellent cocktail drink that has stood the test of time.
Features of G&T
Gin & tonic is a simple mixture of gin, tonic water and ice. It’s incredibly refreshing in the summertime, with its crisp and clean taste.
Gin is a clear spirit distilled from juniper berries (among other botanicals). At the same time, tonic water has been flavoured with quinine since 1858 when French chemist Charles-Leopold Gondran first sold it as “Kina-Citrate.” When mixed, people get a drink that’s good for their health!
Some of the most popular fruits for garnishing are cucumber, lime and orange peel.
If one needs some inspiration for the perfect garnish, here are some popular options:
- Cucumber slices
- Orange peel strips
- Lime wedges (with or without pith)
- Lemon slices or twists of lemon zest (with or without pith)
Gin is a clear spirit distilled from juniper berries.
Gin is a clear spirit made from grain or other sources of alcohol. It is distilled from fermented grains or other sources and contains no sugar. Gin may get flavoured with various botanicals. However, the primary flavouring agent for gin is juniper berries (Juniperus communis). The juniper berry gives gin its characteristic flavour as well as its name.
Tonic water contains quinine.
In addition to the quinine in the tonic water, there is another alkaloid extracted from the bark of the cinchona tree: cinchonine. The two substances work together to treat malaria, an awful disease that kills more than half a million people yearly and infects millions and more.
These alkaloids are bitter and unpleasant on their own. However, when mixed with soda water and gin, they become something different entirely—they help mask the bitterness of gin. Thus, gin is considered an excellent beverage choice today.
G&T is an excellent choice for an exotic alcoholic beverage. It is simple to make, easy to drink, and can get garnished with almost any fruit. The fact that its roots are in India makes it even more exotic!