Not Your Mother's Gin & Tonic

Tonic water has been around for about 160 years. It was used back in the 1800’s to fend off malaria because of its high quinine content. Today’s tonic water has a much lower quinine content so it won’t prevent malaria or leg cramps but it will jazz up your glass of gin if its made properly. I recently visited Pints & Union, a cool bar in New Albany, Indiana, a small town across the Ohio River from Louisville, KY where they do tonic right. They make their tonic in-house and the one that I tasted was infused with allspice and lemongrass.  

Another wonderful product of the craft cocktail movement, many bars are making their own unique tonics… and for that, I thank you bartenders! Ask your favorite bartender if they’re making tonic in-house, if so, give it a whirl, you won’t be disappointed.

P.S. If you want to visit Pints & Union, it’s on Market Street in downtown New Albany, IN. And to learn more about Pints & Union look for our next podcast, set to drop in January, 2019.