Gin and Tonic is a good go-to drink. It’s simple and reliable. The drink originated in the 17th century when tonic water was used as a means to prevent and treat malaria and drinking a little tonic was recommended daily. Looking to dress up the taste and add a bit of a buzz, eventually gin was mixed in and a classic drink was born — all in the name of health!
But, malaria isn’t much of a concern to Americans, so you can ditch the tonic if you chose and just drink the gin straight. Here are some recommendations for gin that is good enough to drink straight.