Our house drink of the summer so far has been Gin & Tonics with a generous squeeze of lime. Because they’re low carb and it’s easy to control the potency, they seemed like the perfect Sit-On-The-Deck-And-Watch-The-World-Go-By drink. Until we checked the label of our tonic water. *Cue dramatic music*
Not THAT side! But while we’re here, let’s note that it says “Tonic Water” and they even go the extra mile to let us know that it contains quinine. Fun fact: That’s why G&Ts were popular with the British in India, because the quinine in tonic helps prevent malaria.
I’m not even sure I’ll be able to find sugar-free tonic water, since the stores only seem to carry one kind. Ugh. Lesson learned. Yes, you must read all your labels. Even the ones who claim to contain only water. Something tells me Gin & Sodas just won’t quite be the same.