A G&T – or gin and tonic – is one of the simplest and enduring classic cocktails; however, what’s not as straight-forward is the ratio of gin to tonic. So how much gin goes into a gin and tonic? We’d say there’s no one-fits-answer for everyone. Read on to discover more about ratios and how much gin should really go into a gin and tonic.
In short, the general answer is 1:3 – so one part gin to three parts tonic water. This is a good amount of tonic water to bring out the best of the botanicals in the gin without diluting it too much. But it’s not an exact chemistry experiment; it’s about your taste preferences. If you’ve not had a G&T before, you might take more to a 1:4 ratio, making it a slightly less alcoholic drink to ease you into the taste of the gin.
On the flip side, if you’re here because you’re an experienced gin drinker and familiar with the botanicals in your gin or want to be adventurous and go for something a little stronger, try a 1:2 ratio. Your gin will absolutely sing!