Gin and Tonic Cocktail

This is my favorite version of the refreshing Gin and Tonic drink! I love that it's heavy on limes. Great for parties or a quiet night in!

I haven't always enjoyed the taste of gin. I used to run from its overwhelming pine tree aroma and flavor. Then I had my first baby and my preferences changed. I suddenly enjoyed the taste of it! I have not done a ton of experimenting with gin & tonic recipes, but this is the best one I've come across. It is heavy on the limey side, which I personally love. This is a great summer drink to serve up alongside a Fresh Watermelon Martini at your next summer bbq. Guests will love the taste of summer these two drinks bring. 

Gin and Tonic

I love this version of Gin and Tonic! Such a refreshing and fun spring and summer beverage!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Nov 11, 2010

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Serves: 2

Total time: 15 min



  • Juice from 2 limes (reserve rinds)
  • 4 jiggers gin (1 jigger = 1.5-oz. shot glass)
  • Few splashes tonic water
  • Lime wedges, for garnish
  1. Add to a medium pitcher: lime juice, gin and reserved lime rinds. Mix well.
  2. Divide between two low-ball glasses filled with ice. Top each glass with a splash of tonic water and garnish with extra lime wedges, if desired.