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How A Deadly Illness Led To The Creation of a Popular Modern Cocktail

A medicinal drink in more ways than one

Sepoys muster in India (Public domain)

Gin and tonics are a popular cocktail in many English speaking nations around the world. The modern recipe calls for one part gin, two parts tonic water, and a garnish of lime. It is a refreshing drink that has a light herby earthy or herby flavor, depending on the type of gin.

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