When was the last time you actually measured the amount of tonic going into a Gin and Tonic? Chances are, like many other rational bartenders, you simply filled up your glass with ice, poured a standard serving size worth of gin into the glass, and topped up the rest with tonic.
But how much tonic are you actually adding? That amazingly simple question is not so simply answered. The key, usually, is in the completely random arrangement of ice cubes in a highball glass. We have all seen how we get less ice cubes in a glass when, by complete chance, they happen to stack into a perfect little column of ice cubes. Continue Reading