Spanish Gin Tonic

Spanish-style gin tonics (hold the "and") are typically finished with handfuls of fresh herbs, citrus or cucumber, and spices like peppercorns and juniper berries. They're completely customizable for your taste preference and what you've got stocked in your kitchen.

Spanish Gin Tonic
Photo: Victoria Pearson
Total Time:
5 mins


  • Ice

  • 2 fluid-ounce dry gin (or sub vodka or silver tequila)

  • 4 fluid-ounce chilled tonic water

  • Citrus (lemon, lime, orange, and/or grapefruit) slices, wedges, or twists

  • Fresh herbs, such as mint, basil, sage, thyme, lemon thyme, fennel, tarragon, lemon verbena, dill, and/or lavender or edible flowers

  • Spices, such as peppercorns, juniper berries, star anise, and/or fennel seeds

  • English cucumber slices (optional)


  1. For each cocktail, combine gin and tonic in a glass of ice. Garnish with citrus, herbs, spices, and, if desired, cucumber slices. Stir gently. Serves 1.


This cocktail is traditionally served in a balloon glass so your nose gets the herbal aroma with the first sip.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

196 Calories
18g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 196
% Daily Value *
Sodium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 17g
Calcium 4mg 0%
Potassium 2mg 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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