Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Happy Hour: Gin and Tonic

We couldn't let the summer slip by without paying tribute to a classic drink that is often associated with a summer's evening, yet is enjoyed all year long. Gin and tonic go together like cookies and milk, except with better results. Here's a recipe from a Fleishmann's recipe booklet, where they quaintly refer to "quinine water":
Of course, nowadays we call "quinine water" simply "tonic". Otherwise, wouldn't it be "Gin & Quinine"? Doesn't have the same ring, does it? Here's a recipe from the 1974 edition of "You Are What You Drink" where they recommend making the drink with ice cubes made with tonic:

Enjoy your summer, enjoy your croquet, and cheers!

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