As an expat Brit, I have to do my bit to fly the flag. To that end, here is the recipe for my kick-ass Gin and Tonic:
In a cocktail shaker, put 2 oz. of gin (a good brand like Tanqueray or Beefeater), the juice of half a lemon or lime, and the squeezed lemon (or lime) cut into strips along with four or five big ice cubes. Shake hard for a minute or so and strain into a highball. Add tonic to taste, without any ice (you do keep the tonic in the fridge and the gin in the freezer, don't you?).
This makes a really zesty G&T, and no need to add additional ice which waters it down. Yummy. I am about to make another one...
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