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Slingsby News

International G&T Day!
9th April 2017
Today we’re celebrating International G&T day! The gin and tonic is a British classic, perfect for any occasion.

From our last post about Mother’s Ruin, we know gin came from the Dutch, but what about Tonic and how did it become the natural pairing to Gin?

The history of tonic began in 1857 when the British Crown took over the Indian subcontinent. Around this time, many Brits also relocated to India; however, they greatly struggled with malaria. The antimalarial drug of choice around that time was quinine, an extract from the bark of the cinchona, originally found in South America. So in order to prevent and treat malaria – quinine was mixed with sugar and water, creating the drink we know today as tonic water.

Here are our top 6 picks for the perfect Slingsby G&T…

1. Slingsby London Dry Gin & Fever Tree Tonic
50ml Slingsby London Dry Gin, 200ml Fever Tree Tonic, Pink grapefruit spiral, 3 blueberries and plenty of ice.

2. Slingsby London Dry Gin & Double Dutch Tonic
50ml Slingsby London Dry Gin, 200ml Double Dutch Tonic, Pink grapefruit spiral, 3 blueberries and plenty of ice.

3. Slingsby Rhubarb Gin & Fever Tree Ginger Beer
50ml Slingsby Rhubarb Gin, 200ml Fever Tree Ginger Beer, 3 Raspberries and plenty of ice.

4. Slingsby Rhubarb Gin & Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic
50ml Slingsby Rhubarb Gin, 200ml Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic, 3 Raspberries and plenty of ice.

5. Slingsby Navy Strength Gin & Fever Tree Aromatic Tonic
50ml Slingsby Navy Strength Gin, 200ml Fever Tree Aromatic Tonic, 2 Pink Grapefruit wedges and plenty of ice.

6. Slingsby Navy Strength Gin & Fentimans Tonic
50ml Slingsby Navy Strength Gin, 200ml Fentimans Tonic, 2 Pink Grapefruit wedges and plenty of ice.