As a continuation of our effort to work our way through the entire Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide, and as a celebration of an absolutely flawless summer Saturday, today's drink is the glorious Gin and Tonic.
Gin and Tonic
Fill either a highball glass or a smaller rocks glass with ice cubes.
Squeeze a lime wedge into the glass.
Add 1 to 2 shots gin, depending on your preference.
Fill glass the rest of the way with tonic water.
What's so great about this drink (and what makes it much easier to make than its distant cousin the Gimlet), is that it can be made as weak or as strong as you like. Some people like their gin and tonics with a ratio of gin to tonic as much as 1:3 or even 1:1. No matter how you make it, the drink still tastes great.
For example, if you were to use a smaller rocks glass with two shots of gin, you'd have about a 1:2 or 1:3 ratio of gin to tonic. If you were to use a taller highball glass (holds 8-10 ounces) and one shot of gin, you'll have more like a 1:6 ratio. That's how we typically make ours--unless I've had a particularly bad day at work.
Moreover, this is the PERFECT drink for a hot summer day. Somehow this drink quenches the thirst like no other.