Gin and Tonic

The classic Gin and Tonic is a favorite “go to” summer drink. It is quick and easy to make, contains few ingredients and is super refreshing. - phot by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

The classic Gin and Tonic is a favorite “go to” summer drink. It is quick and easy to make, contains few ingredients and is super refreshing. – photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

The classic Gin and Tonic is a favorite “go to” summer drink. It is quick and easy to make, contains few ingredients and is super refreshing. Another fabulous feature for those watching their girlish figure; a Gin and Tonic can contain as little as 107.5 calories and never skip a beat where flavor is concerned.

I use Tanqueray’s Rangpur Gin when making my Gin and Tonic. I like the way Rangpur Gin pairs with fruit juices due to the mildness of the gin. This gin’s use of Rangpur limes, ginger and bay leaves work nicely with the Gin and Tonic. It brings fruitier lilt, summery feel and more citrus fruit balance to the drink.

Low Calorie Gin and Tonic Recipe

Gin and Tonic can contain as little as 107.5 calories and never skip a beat where flavor is concerned. Rangpur Gin pairs excellently with this particular classic due to its use of Rangpur limes, ginger and bay leaves. - photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Gin and Tonic can contain as little as 107.5 calories and never skip a beat where flavor is concerned. Rangpur Gin pairs excellently with this particular classic due to its use of Rangpur limes, ginger and bay leaves. – photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Rangpur Gin & Tonic – low calorie recipe adaption by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

1-1/2 ounces Rangpur Gin

1/2 ounce Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

Diet Tonic Water

Lime Wheel or Wedge Garnish – optional

Fill highball or Collins glass with ice. Add Rangpur Gin. Pour fresh squeezed lime juice over top. Top with diet tonic water. Stir. Garnish lime slice if desired.

Approximately 107.5 calories

Gin and Tonic Notes, Tips and Tricks

Gin between 80 and 86 proof contains approximately 69 calories. Rangpur Gin falls within this proof and calorie range. {Counting Calories Chart link} 1/2 ounce lime juice is approximately 4 ounces. Rather than juicing a lime and measuring out a half ounce, you could cut a lime in half and just juice the half and place it in the glass. No measuring. This will only add maybe 1 to 2 calories to the drink. One whole lime contains just under 1-1/2 ounce juice. There are 8 calories per ounce of fresh lime juice. Diet tonic water contains zero calories, zero carbohydrates.

Something even better about the Gin and Tonic drink, it can be ordered at nearly any bar using the gin you like best. It’s just that easy!

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2 Responses to Gin and Tonic

  1. One of my favorite summer drinks! I went out the other night and actually had a bad G&T! How can you screw up a two ingredient drink, you might ask? Easy, the bartender was super chintzy on the gin and way too much tonic. Oh well, I’ll just make them at home and enjoy.

    • Hey Tom! Love hearing from you!
      I wish bars used bottled tonic rather than gun tonic. Nothing like bad tonic to ruin a good G&T. Bottled lime, flat tonic, bad pour of gin. All can screw up a good G&T. It’s a shame. Glad you can enjoy them at home though! Cheers! ~ Cheri

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