gin and tonic

What’s the Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer, and Sparkling Water? (And Tonic, Too)

What’s the Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer, and Sparkling Water? (And Tonic, Too)

Carbonated water can be confusing. There’s lightly fizzing bitter tonic water, a frequent foil for gin. Sparkling mineral water has subtle flavors that range from salty to metallic. And what about club soda and seltzer water? Aren’t they basically the same thing? Though each of these bubbly beverages appears identical, each contains different flavor profiles […]

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Mixers Matter: The 5 Best Tonic Waters for Your G&T, Ranked

Mixers Matter: The 5 Best Tonic Waters for Your G&T, Ranked

The Gin & Tonic is a global success story. Old-school but fashionable and infinitely customizable, the cocktail’s popularity continues to soar worldwide, aided by a growing number of artisanal gins and craft tonics. After compiling an extensive list of craft and mass-market tonic waters — seriously, if money can buy it, we tasted it — we set […]

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The Complete and Slightly Insane History of Gin in England

The Complete and Slightly Insane History of Gin in England

Of all the various spirit categories that make up the dynamic culture of drink around the world, gin has arguably the most storied past. Its English heritage tells the story of British aristocracy, class warfare, technological innovation, the maritime industry, and more. Let’s go back to the very beginning, shall we?

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