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The Gin and soda is a refreshing, fizzy sipper. It is super easy to make and perfect for anyone who is a Gin lover.
What is a Gin and Soda?
A Gin and Soda essentially tastes like fizzy gin. It is extremely similar to the Gin Rickey (just minus the lime juice). In this cocktail, the botanical flavors of the gin really shine through.
Gin has a very botanical or herbal taste to it. It is made of juniper berries amongst other things. And, it has a bit of a pine taste to it. Gin is a very flavorful liquor that does not tend to have a sweet or bitter taste like some other liquors.
What is soda water?
Soda water, seltzer water and club soda are all essentially the same thing. They are all carbonated waters. The only real difference is that club soda has some added minerals. You can use any of these pretty much interchangeably for this drink.
How many calories are in a gin and soda?
You can expect 140 – 150 calories in a gin and soda. The soda water, of course, has zero calories. Gin tends to have around 70 or so calories per ounce. This cocktail has 2 ounces of Gin, which amounts to 140 – 150 calories per drink.
So, if you are looking for a low calorie drink, this is the perfect fit. Most soda water highball drinks like this one, whiskey and soda, tequila and soda or rum and soda are all relatively low calorie.
How to make this drink:
This is such an easy drink to toss together. It truly is just pour and stir.
- 2 oz Gin
- 4 oz Club Soda/Soda Water
- Lime Wedge
First, grab your equipment and your ingredients so that you’re ready to go.
Next, you’ll want to take some ice and fill your highball glass with it.
Then, you can prepare your garnish. A lemon wedge or a lime wedge works fine with the flavors of this drink. We’re using a lime wedge.
To make your lime wedge, first, slice your lime into several slices. Cut a little notch between the lime pulp and the lime peel. Use this notch to secure it on the rim of your glass.
Next, you’re going to measure 2 oz of gin with your jigger. Then pour that gin into your highball glass over your ice.
Then, you’re going to measure 4 oz of soda water with your jigger. Then pour that soda water into your highball glass over your ice and gin.
Feel free to add a little more soda water if you like to talk the glass off with it. The more soda you add the less you’ll taste the gin.
Grab your bar spoon and go ahead and carefully mix your gin and soda water together.
Finally, your drink is ready to go. Sit back and have a sip!
Gin and Soda
- highball glass
- bar spoon
- 2 oz Gin
- 4 oz Soda Water
- Lime Wedge
- Grab some ice and toss it into your highball glass.
- Grab your jigger and Gin. Use the jigger to measure 2 oz of Gin. Toss that into your highball glass.
- Grab your soda water. Use the jigger to measure 4 oz of Soda Water. Toss that into your highball glass.(note: you can add more soda water if you prefer a less strong Gin taste).
- Use your bar spoon to lightly stir the drink together.
- Grab a lime and cut it into slices. Cut a notch in the pulp of the lime. Add the lime to the rim of your glass.