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Mexican Gin and Tonic


When traveling in the Yucatán, Pete Wells discovered that Mexican bartenders make a different, and to his mind, far better version of the gin and tonic than their North American counterparts. Their secret: they use lime as an ingredient, not just a garnish.

  1. 1/4 cup gin
  2. 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  3. Tonic
  4. Lime slice, for garnish
  1. Fill a highball glass with ice. Add gin and fresh lime juice. Top off the glass with tonic and stir gently. Garnish with a lime slice.