In 1817 the medicinal gin drink evolved with the introduction of quinine extract from the bark of cinchona trees to prevent malaria, though extremely bitter and unpleasant to drink. From 1825 onwards, British officers stationed in India discovered a new way to make their medicine more palatable. It was mixed with soda water, sugar, lime and gin, essentially creating the world’s first gin and tonic. We celebrate this tradition with our take on an overproof G&T featuring Fords Gin Officers' Reserve, accented with a couple dashes of Angostura bitters.
Build over ice into a highball glass and garnish with a lemon wheel.