How to Make a Proper Gin and Tonic Recipe

It’s good to know how to make a proper gin and tonic recipe. With all the fancy and funky mixed drinks out there, don’t forget to learn the classics. With the help of Beefeater, I now know how to make the best gin and tonic recipe. I received this product for free from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review. You can join Smiley360 here! This recipe is intended for adults 21 and over who know how to drink responsibly.

How to Make a Proper Gin and Tonic Recipe

Proper Gin and Tonic Recipe

Slightly modified from the Beefeater recipe section.

How to Make a Proper Gin and Tonic Recipe


  • Beefeater Gin – 1 part
  • Fever-Tree Tonic water – 2 parts
  • Ice – Freeze tonic water into ice cubes for best results
  • Garnish – lemon or orange

How to Make a Proper Gin and Tonic Recipe


  1. Add gin using a jigger.
  2. Fill half the glass with tonic.
  3. Add as much ice as you can fit into the glass. If you use tonic water ice cubes they melt extra fast, so make sure your tonic water is also quite chilled. Using tonic water ice cubes tastes better as it melts, though.
  4. Slice a fine wheel of lemon or orange to use as a garnish. The fruit brings out the citrus undertones in the gin.
  5. Stir in a bit more tonic if needed.
  6. Drink responsibly, and never drink and drive.

How to Make a Proper Gin and Tonic Recipe

For a drink like this, you need your gin to be the best quality. This is not a mixed drink where the alcohol taste is covered up by a bunch of other mix-ins. Quality gin is a must. Use Beefeater Dry Gin for the very best flavor. Learn more about Beefeater Gin.

How to Make a Proper Gin and Tonic Recipe

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How to Make a Proper Gin and Tonic Recipe

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  1. I love it! You wouldn’t believe how many utterly terrible Gin and Tonics I’ve had – and made! Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing how to make a really GOOD gin and tonic. A good gin and tonic is great. A bad gin and tonic is abysmal.

  3. This looks really good! I usually drink whiskey and the occasional vodka so I’ll have to try this. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. There’s nothing like a really good gin and tonic. Beefeater is such a classic brand – I remember my parents buying it. Love your idea of freezing tonic into ice cubes!

  5. How cute is that character on top of the bottle. It definitely adds a unique character to the bottle!

  6. A good Gin and Tonic is basically the best part of my day… also ONLY Beefeater! It seriously does have the best flavour. I don’t do lemon with my gin and tonic though, instead I pop in a tsp of maraschino juice and one cherry.

  7. we love gin & tonics over here. hubby & i have them all the time at home but rarely order them out ‘cuz they tend to not be made well. what’s up with that? it’s such a simple drink! well made it’s refreshing and easy to drink. we have ours with a twist of lime. loved your post! xo- maryjo

  8. Great post! Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty . We would love to have you again next week.

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