Tonic & Gin

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 Drink

Despite the name, this drink contains no tonic; it gets tonic's acidic quinine flavor from Bonal, a French aperitif wine that's infused with quinine and other aromatics. If you can't find Bonal (which is newly available in the U.S.), Dubonnet rouge is a fine substitute.

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  1. Ice
  2. 1 ounce London dry gin
  3. 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  4. Dash of orange bitters
  5. 1 ounce chilled club soda
  6. 1 orange twist, for garnish
  7. 1 ounce Bonal Gentiane-Quina (lightly bitter aperitif wine)
  8. 1/2 ounce Cointreau or other triple sec
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the club soda and garnish and shake well. Strain into a chilled collins glass, stir in the club soda and garnish with the orange twist.