Okay. I know gin and tonics are typically a summer drink, but I’m currently at the beach (hello, much needed vacation!) so I figured now would be the perfect time to share this Sparkling Gin and Tonic recipe. I promise I will get back to fall things next week!
Sparkling Gin and Tonic
My favorite cocktail of all time is a Gin and Tonic. It was the very first drink I shared with my parents when I turned 21. My dad makes a mean gin and tonic, FYI. We were at the beach when this libation occurred (haha) and ever since then, it has been my go-to cocktail.
As we all know, I typically try to find a healthier version of most things (not always, but most). While a classic Gin and Tonic isn’t terrible, tonic water does contain quite a bit of sugar. And diet tonic water is just gross, IMO. So, I decided to try out a Sparkling Gin and Tonic using lime sparkling water. And y’all, I think I like it better than the classic version. The hubby even approves, and we know how he is with “healthier” version of certain things. 😉
Not only does this Sparkling Gin and Tonic taste amazing, but it is so incredibly easy to whip up. You don’t need any fancy bar tools or ingredients. Most likely, you have everything you need right now.
So, take your gin and pour an ounce (or two.. you do you) into your glass. Next, pour half a can (6 ounces) lime sparkling water into the glass (any brand will do!).
You can drink it like this, but for best flavor, add some lime juice. I typically cut a lime into fourths and then use 1/4 wedge per drink. Play around with it and see what you like best.
That’s it. So easy, so delicious, and so refreshing. As a matter of fact, I am currently sipping on one while I type up this post.
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This Sparkling Gin and Tonic is a healthier version of the classic original. Low calorie, NO sugar.
- 1 12 ounce can Lime Sparkling Water
- 2 ounces gin
- 1/2 lime
1. Add 1 ounce gin to each glass.
2. Pour half the can (about 6 ounces) into each glass.
3. Cut the lime into fourths. Squeeze 1/4 lime wedge into each glass.
4. OPTIONAL: Use more lime as garnish.
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