A classic. The Essential. and it dates back to the 18th century (so says Wikipedia).
This is my favorite drink in the world, and though I have a personal recipe I use, I am going to share a few of the different ways this drink can be made.
The Golden Ratio: The ratio of gin to tonic in a Gin and Tonic is subject to variation. David Rosengarten at the Food Network suggests a 3:4 ratio, as long as you use “Tonic Ice Cubes.” The Webtender advocates a 2:5 ratio. You’re likely to find every ratio in between as well as many saying about 2 oz. of gin, and just fill the rest of your glass with tonic.
Some Citrus: Lime Juice is key in many variations on the Gin and Tonic. Art of drink Advocates using a “nice fresh lime“ to squeeze in and garnish with. Freshness isn’t always mandatory: some just specify lime juice, whereas others are explicit and specify Rose’s Lime Juice. Don’t worry, some recipes say lemons are better. And I sometimes leave the lime out altogether
Drink by Consensus: This part will likely be more interesting for drinks for which there are a wider variety of recipes, but here I will try to combine the research and differing recipes into a general guidelines as to what the most comment elements of a drink are:
A handful of ice cubes About two shots of gin Fill the rest of the glass with quality tonic water A dash of any kind of citrus, garnish with citrus fruit of choosingShare This!