13 Gins We Recommend for a Gin and Tonic

A roundup of our favorite gins to make this classic drink.

The gin and tonic started life as malaria preventative. However, the combination quickly gained fans and transformed into a cocktail mainstay.

Bombay Sapphire gin for gin and tonic

Quick and easy to make, gin and tonics have been charming drinkers since the 19th century.

However, with only two ingredients, it’s essential to choose the best tools for the job. The best gins for gin and tonics have strong but not overwhelming flavors.

Each spirit on this list provides a delicious base for a beloved cocktail.


Your gin and tonics success depends on picking the best spirit for the job. The gins in this article provide all the best flavors and the right notes to craft the perfect cocktail.

Did you miss your favorite? Which gin is your liquor cabinet incomplete without? Leave a comment letting us know!

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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