Gin & tonics have been my drink of choice since college, when I would sip them as $5 happy hour cocktail specials. Made with cheap, generic well gin, tonic the bartender dispensed with a sloppy shot from the soda gun, and garnished with a browning wedge of lime…they were hardly inspired. But they always seemed like a safer bet than the sugary, cloyingly sweet cocktails that a lot of my friends were drinking years ago at dive bars in our Midwestern college town.
G&Ts remained my go-to cocktail into adulthood. And while I eventually graduated from harsh well spirits to better, smoother, and more interesting gins, for years
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