• This ginger gin and tonic is perfect for a lazy afternoon! It is refreshing, with the perfect hint of spice.

    Ginger gin and tonic

    Serves: 2


    • 125ml water
    • 30ml sugar
    • 30ml ginger, finely grated
    • 250ml tonic water, chilled
    • 125ml gin
    • juice of 1 lime
    • ice cubes, to serve
    • lime slices, to garnish



    Combine the water, sugar and ginger in a small pot over a medium heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Increase the heat and cook for about 3 minutes, then cool and strain. Mix the tonic water, gin, lime juice and 60ml of the ginger syrup in a jug, tasting as you go along – you may want to add another splash of syrup. Divide the mixture between two glasses. Add a few ice cubes and slices of lime, and serve.


    Quinine, found in tonic water, is said to help fight malaria, so gin and tonic was originally used as a medicine.