A twist on the Gin and Tonic, the Vodka Tonic is a no-brainer for those looking for a highly drinkable, juniper-free concoction. Though it’s hard to say when this two-ingredient sipper first became popular, the drink is now just as ubiquitous as its herbaceous cousin. We recommend using a quality vodka and a craft tonic like Fever-Tree or Fentimans to get the most out of this simple drink.
- Pour the vodka into a highball glass. Add ice, top with tonic and stir.
- Garnish with a lime wedge.
You would assume that making a Gin & Tonic is easy. After all, it only calls for three ingredients: gin, lime and tonic water. Yet the drink is often inconsistent from one bar to the next, with some achieving the perfect balance while others fall flat from one of the many ways to ruin a good G&T. When it’s done right, however, it’s one...