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Hand swiping lime wedge around rim of gin and tonic drink.
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Gin and tonic with lime and mint

When the weather gets muggy, gin and tonic is the perfect cocktail to quench your thirst. It's simple to make. Take it to the next level with the addition of fresh mint leaves, a squeeze of lime, and fresh lime juice around the glass rim.
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: Alcoholic
Keyword: cocktail, gin
Servings: 1 people
Calories: 147kcal
Author: Cadry Nelson


  • 2 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 to 3 ice cubes
  • 1 shot gin
  • 4 to 6 ounces tonic water
  • 2 lime slices


  • Muddle two fresh mint leaves in a rocks glass or highball glass.
  • Add 2 to 3 ice cubes and a shot of gin. Fill the glass the rest of the way with 4 to 6 ounces of tonic water.
  • Squeeze in two lime slices. Before putting the last lime slice in the drink, swipe the fruit around the rim of the glass.


Drink variations:
  • Replace gin with vodka for a vodka tonic
  • To lessen the sweetness, cut some of the tonic water with sparkling water
  • Instead of a squeeze of lime, use lemon, orange, or grapefruit
  • Instead of mint, use rosemary
  • For a fruitier drink, replace mint with muddled sliced peaches, mangoes, cucumbers, or raspberries


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 25mg | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 4mg