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Vitamin G on the Rocks Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lynn Sarko
Added: Thursday, May 28, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 oz Hendricks Gin
5 oz Tonic Water
1 lime wedge
1 Bucket Glass (short clean glass)
ice cubes- not too big, not too small

Directions:
Directions:
1. Start with a short bucket glass (in a pinch you can use a rocks glass).
2. Add ice- use small cubes (square if possible). Fill glass to rim with ice.
3. Add Hendricks Gin. Keep gin in freezer. Hendricks’s is a small batch gin distilled in Ayrshire, Scotland.
4. Quickly add Tonic water. Do not use diet tonic water and only use tonic water from small bottles (always use a new bottle).
5. Garnish with lime wedge.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
1
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 minute
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
It is said that Gin was invented around 1650 in the Netherlands by Dr. Sylvuis. This man -who is also known as Franz de la Boé- was Professor of Medicine at Leyden, Holland. Originally, he intended this "medicine" as a remedy for kidney disorders. He used neutral grain spirits flavored with the oil of juniper. He called it genever after the French term genièvre meaning juniper. By 1655 it was already being commercially produced and English soldiers serving in the area, took affection to the spirit. Gin and Tonics were -like Gin itself- originally developed as a medicine. In this case to help fight malaria. When the British were in the East they became susceptible to malaria and eventually found out that quinine (an ingredient in Tonic Water) was useful for getting rid of the disease.

 

 

 

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