For several months, a Gin and Tonic has been a good go-to drink for me. I always get my tonic water at Whole Foods to avoid the high-fructose corn syrup that swims in Schwepp’s. They have their own 365 Every Day Value brand for $2.50 for a six-pack of bar-friendly cans. Now while I like the flavor of tonic water, I wish I could reduce the sweetness of it.
Tonic water is bubbly water with quinine, citrus, and sugar. Club soda is bubbly water, nothing more. Whole Foods has some of that too. I googled club soda, lime, and gin to discover it’s already a common cocktail that I have heard of several times: The Gin Rickey! Here’s the recipe:
- In a 10-oz glass filled with ice, combine:
- 1 1/2 oz gin
- juice of 1/2 to 1 whole lime (I like it with more)
- top with club soda (about 3-4 ounces)
You’ll end up with a drier, more refreshing, more sour alternative to the Gin & Tonic! Yum!