tonic water

noun

Definition of tonic water

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

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These botanicals add bitterness, aromas and flavors that stimulate the appetite (instead of suppresses it, like your dad’s predinner martini) and mix oh-so-prettily with fizzy things like tonic water and club soda. Lisa Futterman, chicagotribune.com, "It’s time for vermouth to come out of the depths and star in cocktails," 28 Aug. 2019 Pour over the large ice cube and top with a generous splash of tonic water. Garnish with a cocktail pick of cherries or a star anise pod. M. Carrie Allan, The Denver Post, "No alcohol, no problem: How to make complex, balanced zero-proof cocktails," 23 Aug. 2019 Pour over the large ice cube and top with a generous splash of tonic water. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, "No alcohol, no problem: How to make complex, balanced zero-proof cocktails," 14 Aug. 2019 Pour over the large ice cube and top with a generous splash of tonic water. Garnish with a cocktail pick of cherries or a star anise pod. M. Carrie Allan, Twin Cities, "No alcohol, no problem: How to make complex, balanced zero-proof cocktails," 19 Aug. 2019 And for those abstaining, a spirit-free menu features Korean drinks from the duo’s childhood, like the Yuzu Sour made with Milkis and yuzu citrus juice, or the Bon Bon Tonic, made with Sac Sac Grape, litchi noir syrup and tonic water. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Bucking traditions at new Korean restaurant, plus more Chicago restaurant openings," 23 July 2019 Cocchi Americano, an aperitif wine that contains an element called quinine that gives tonic water its bitter flavor, adds interesting dimension to this drink. Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, "Oakland cocktail maven Ashley Rose Conway on rosé cocktails, summer parties," 5 July 2019 Look for the Melo-tonic, a mixture of gin, fresh watermelon, housemande basil rose infusion and tonic water. Samantha Incorvaia, azcentral, "Renovated Tempe Public Market Cafe reopening without co-owner and chef Aaron Chamberlin," 6 June 2019 The Gotham Bar and Grill is offering new options for January including the $10 Thai Sunrise with kaffir lime, almond syrup, pineapple and tonic water. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "Dry January Has New York Bartenders Mixing $10 Mocktails," 22 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of tonic water

1903, in the meaning defined above

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