What to do? Sure it prevented malaria. But the bitter quinine medicine was tough to get down. Luckily for us, a few ingenious British officers resolved this quandary by mixing their meds with gin, sugar, and carbonated water. The gin and tonic was born. We’ve returned to the original essence of tonic water with quinine from Cinchona bark grown in its native habitat, the slopes of the Peruvian Andes.
A drink stays fizzier longer when it starts with more carbonation. So we pack in as much carbonation as humanly possible, even if it requires running our production line more slowly.
Gin & Tonic
1½ oz your favorite gin
5 oz Q Classic Tonic Water
Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour in the gin and squeeze in a lime. Then pour in the Q Classic Tonic Water. Gently stir and garnish with a lime.