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Long known for its leading role in the Gin & Tonic, tonic water (and its relatively recent counterpart, tonic syrup) has become a go-to ingredient for bartenders looking to add a bright, bitter edge to cocktails. Here are some recipes that highlight tonic in creative ways.

Crudandero Mexican chile-lime salt adds a pop of spice to this tangy highball.

Damn The Weather’s Winter SpritzWhen Barolo Chinato meets the bright spark of cava and bittersweet tonic syrup, a lush bouquet of flavor emerges.

Dutch ConnectionA lovely springtime twist on the G&T.

Green GoddessA sweet and savory cocktail brightened with tonic water.

Honeyed CG&T Cold-brew and honey boost the classic G&T.

Italian Gin & TonicThe Negroni meets the G&T.

Koffie & TonicGenever richens this coffee tonic from Singapore.

Lavender BlancThis low-ABV cocktail matches dry vermouth with lavender bitters and tonic water.

Moi CocktailA juniper-forward gin adds a bright pop to vermouth, crème de cassis, and tonic water.

Nester’s RefresherAn effortlessly sessionable cocktail. 

Peach FeverFresh muddled peach and a splash of Bénédictine help sweeten this T&T.

Portuguese Gin & TonicThe classic G&T gets a Mediterranean twist.

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