Tonic & Gin

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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Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 1 ounce London dry gin
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Dash of orange bitters
  • 1 ounce chilled club soda
  • 1 orange twist, for garnish
  • 1 ounce Bonal Gentiane-Quina (lightly bitter aperitif wine)
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau or other triple sec

How to make this recipe

  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.
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