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How to Make a Vodka & Tonic

Ah, the V&T! A warhorse of cocktail culture: simple, sturdy, effective. You've probably known how to make this from the moment you left college, but just in case, here's a refresher course for a refreshing drink.


  • Step 1: Fill w/ ice Fill the glass with ice.
  • Step 2: Add vodka Add the vodka.
  • TIP: Always store your vodka in the freezer. The colder it is, the better.
  • Step 3: Pour tonic water Fill up the glass with tonic water.
  • Step 4: Garnish & serve Garnish with the lime wedge, and serve.
  • FACT: Tonic water is flavored with quinine, for years a main ingredient in both the preventing and curing of malaria.

You Will Need

  • Ice
  • A rocks glass
  • A measuring jigger
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • Tonic water
  • A lime wedge

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