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Royal Gin and Tonic

Photo: John Kernick; Stylist: Alistar Turnbull/Pat Bates and Associates
Yield Makes 4 drinks (serving size: 1 drink)
Traditional gin and tonic gets the royal treatment with the addition of Champagne to each serving. Garnish Royal Gin and Tonic with skewered lime wedges.

Ingredients

  • 4 lime wedges
  • 1 1/3 cups gin
  • 2 cups tonic water
  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • 1 cup Champagne
  • Skewered lime wedges

Nutrition Information

  • calories 308
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 12 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 15 mg
  • calcium 1 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place 4 glasses in the freezer to chill. Before serving, rub the inside of each glass with a lime wedge. For each drink, pour 1/3 cup gin, 1/2 cup tonic water, and 1 cup ice cubes in a martini shaker. Shake once or twice. Strain into a glass just until the liquid is about 2 inches below the brim (do not overfill). Top each cocktail with 1/4 cup Champagne. Serve immediately with skewered lime wedges.