tonic water


: a carbonated beverage flavored with a small amount of quinine, lemon, and lime

Examples of tonic water in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lively first launched her non-alcoholic drink company in 2021 with elegant glass-bottle branding and flavors including lemon lime, grapefruit, ginger beer and tonic water. Charlotte Phillipp, Peoplemag, 4 Mar. 2024 Sober people are not sipping tonic water as a means to pass judgment on you and your multiple Negronis. Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times, 18 Dec. 2023 The 13 Best Drinking Glasses of 2023 The key thing to remember when deciding what to drink on a hot summer day is to choose cocktails that have extra dilution built into the recipe with juice, seltzer, or a tonic water, says Tiffany Nahm, bartender at Death & Co. East Village. Bryce Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 May 2023 Right now, all five flavors — ginger beer, sparkling grapefruit, tonic water, sparkling lemon lime, and Meyer lemon — are on sale at Amazon for Prime Big Deal Days. Claire Harmeyer, Peoplemag, 10 Oct. 2023 Hibiscus tea, tarragon sprigs, and tonic water stir together into a wonderfully unique drink. Hallie Milstein, Southern Living, 20 Sep. 2023 Pour the tonic water over ice in your glass first before slowly adding the coffee on top. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Apr. 2023 The flowers contained a mix of sugar syrup, bitter-tasting tonic water, and distilled water. IEEE Spectrum, 21 July 2023 Top with splash of tonic water and garnish with gold flakes and microgreen. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 1 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tonic water was in 1903

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“Tonic water.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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tonic water

: a carbonated beverage flavored with a small amount of quinine, lemon, and lime

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