Gin & Tonic was introduced by the army of the British East India Company. Resulting from its refreshing nature and its origin in a warmer climate, it is usually enjoyed during the summer months.
Tonic water contains quinine, which was originally used to prevent malaria. Because the tonic water was extremely bitter, gin was added to facilitate its palatability. The magic behind Gin & Tonic is the dialectic relationship between the bitter flavor of quinine and the greenish bite of Gin.