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Gin and Tonic
London gin is enjoyed around the world, though it is a far cry from the vile concoctions sold in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, where the catch-phrase 'Drunk for a penny; dead drunk 2d.', seen over the gin shop in Hogarth's famous etching, must have been common throughout the city. Today London dry gin is considered the finest of all, unrivalled in quality, purity and flavour. It is the perfect base for the Englishman's favourite drink, gin and tonic.

INGREDIENTS: London dry gin - 25 ml (1 fl oz), Tonic water - 75 ml (3 fl oz), or to taste, Lemon slice, Ice cubes.

COOKING: 1. Place the gin in a tumbler and add tonic water. Add a slice of lemon and ice cubes. Serve immediately.