Gin Sonic

I’m always looking for lower calorie cocktails. This one is refreshing and lower in calories than its cousin the Gin and Tonic. I prefer Fever-Tree tonic; elderflower is my favorite.

My mom is the best bartender. She would make this without measuring. Whatever drink she makes with whatever glass it takes, she would put in “two fingers” of each type of alcohol. So for this one she would fill a glass with ice, add “two fingers” of gin, fill the glass with sparkling water and then add a splash of tonic. It’s the gin and the tonic that contains the calories.


  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Add a shot of gin (1.5 fluid ounces).
  3. Add a shot of tonic (1.5 fluid ounces).
  4. Fill the remainder of the glass with sparkling water.
  5. Finish with a squeeze of lemon and lime.