Vodka And Tonic
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Vodka And Tonic
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4.6 / 5
The Vodka and Tonic is a refreshingly simple cocktail that combines the clear, smooth taste of vodka with the sharp, slightly bitter effervescence of tonic water. This classic drink is ... more The Vodka and Tonic is a refreshingly simple cocktail that combines the clear, smooth taste of vodka with the sharp, slightly bitter effervescence of tonic water. This classic drink is often served in a lowball glass, allowing for a generous amount of ice to keep it cool. The flavor profile is clean and crisp, with the botanical elements of the tonic complementing the neutrality of the vodka. A garnish of lime adds a zesty citrus note, which enhances the drink's refreshing qualities, making it a popular choice for a hot summer day or a casual social gathering. The balance of ingredients in the Vodka and Tonic can be adjusted to suit individual tastes, though traditionally it is served with a higher proportion of tonic water to vodka.
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3.43% | 1.2 units *

Lowball glass

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Vodka and Tonic is a refreshingly simple mix of crisp, clean vodka and quinine-rich tonic water, offering a light and effervescent drink that's both uncomplicated and versatile. This cocktail is a go-to for minimalists seeking a subtly flavored yet spirited beverage.

Method
How to make a Vodka And Tonic

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a lowball glass with ice, add the vodka then top up as desired with the tonic water
Stir and garnish with a lime wedge before serving

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FAQ's

FAQ

What is the ideal vodka to tonic water ratio for a Vodka And Tonic?

For a classic Vodka And Tonic, the ideal ratio is typically 1 part vodka to 3 parts tonic water. This ensures a balanced mix where the vodka's presence is noticeable without overpowering the tonic's refreshing qualities.

FAQ

Can I add flavors to my Vodka And Tonic?

Absolutely! Adding flavors can elevate your Vodka And Tonic experience. Popular additions include a squeeze of lime or lemon for a citrusy twist, cucumber slices for a refreshing taste, or even a sprig of rosemary or mint for an aromatic touch. Experimenting with different flavored vodkas can also introduce new dimensions to the drink.

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What's the best kind of tonic water to use for a Vodka And Tonic?

The best tonic water for a Vodka And Tonic depends on personal preference. Traditional tonic water provides a classic taste with its distinct quinine flavor. However, there are numerous artisanal tonic waters available, offering unique flavors and less sweetness. Trying different brands can help you find your perfect match.

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How do you properly serve a Vodka And Tonic?

A Vodka And Tonic should be served cold. Start with a lowball glass filled with ice to keep the drink chilled. Pour the vodka over the ice, then top up with tonic water. Gently stir to combine the ingredients without diluting the carbonation too much. Garnish with a lime or lemon wedge if desired.

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Is Vodka And Tonic considered a healthy cocktail option?

While 'healthy' is subjective and depends on individual dietary needs and concerns, Vodka And Tonic can be considered relatively low in calories compared to many other cocktails. Vodka is one of the lower-calorie spirits, and choosing a tonic water with low or no sugar can help keep the calorie count down. However, moderate consumption is key as alcohol itself is caloric and can have health implications.

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