tonic water


Definition of tonic water

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

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An example of Listen Bar’s offerings is the Time Travel, featuring a mix of spices with smoked honey and Thomas Henry’s Slim Tonic, a boutique tonic water. Charles Passy, WSJ, "A Speakeasy Without the Spirits Comes to Brooklyn," 23 Oct. 2018 Bobby Gin The global gin craze is in full swing, and nowhere is that more on show than at Bobby Gin, which boasts 80 different varieties, as well as seven different tonic waters. Naren Young, Condé Nast Traveler, "19 Best Bars in Barcelona," 3 Mar. 2018 Just set up a bar with a bunch of wine, or some gin, tonic water, and lemon, and let people make their own stuff. Jen Ortiz, Marie Claire, "Your Holiday Dinner Party Survival Guide," 23 Nov. 2016 Ingredients Ice 1 1/2 ounces white Pineau des Charentes (see headnote) 1 ounce tonic waterTwist of grapefruit peel, for garnish 1 sprig fresh thyme, for garnish Steps Fill a wine glass with ice. Sonia Rao,, "Summer cocktail recipes to expand your happy hour horizons," 29 June 2018 Mixologists mix and match the botanicals in the gin with the flavor profiles of several brands of tonic waters from around the continent. Lisa Futterman,, "No mere gin and tonic: Spanish craze employs fruits and herbs to pause summer," 11 July 2018 To prepare your own, stir one part white port with one part tonic water. Rachel King, Fortune, "Meet the Next Wine-Based Cocktail Trend Expected to Sweep the Summer," 25 May 2018 The quinine in tonic water will fluoresce a bright blue, as will the darkest spots on an overripe banana. Helen Czerski, WSJ, "Behind Sparkling White Uniforms, an Optical Trick," 24 May 2018 Allow the drink to settle for a couple minutes, and then top with tonic water. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Low-alcohol, no-alcohol cocktails trending in KC | The Kansas City Star," 9 Jan. 2018

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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