Many different ratios of the gin and tonic cocktail exist. The most common ratios are 1 part gin to 3 parts tonic and 1 part gin to 1 part tonic. A good gin and tonic, however, is just in the middle of those ratios.

Gin and Tonic from the Wikibooks Bartending Guide—original source of recipe, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License

  • Serves: 1



  1. First, take the wedge of lime (or lemon, lime is preferable) and squeeze gently while running round the rim of the glass then drop in the bottom.
  2. Add plenty of ice, about ⅔ filling your glass.
  3. Pour the gin first, then fill the glass to the top with tonic.


  • You should always pour the alcohol first so that stirring is not required.
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