International Gin and Tonic Day | October 19
Thu Oct 19th

International Gin And Tonic Day

International Gin and Tonic Day, October 19th, honors one of the world's most popular drinks. This basic cocktail takes only minutes to make and is enjoyed around the world.


The gin and tonic are a simple cocktail. It's particularly popular in the United Kingdom. When the British East India Company ruled India, the drink was produced in India. In India, Scottish doctor George Cleghorn used quinine to treat malaria. Quinine is a flavor component of tonic water. The quinine had a bitter taste. To make it taste better, sugar, lime, and gin were added to the quinine later.

Today's Tonic water is made with much less quinine. It is no longer used to treat malaria. The drink is one of the most popular British cocktails. Many people around the world also love the refreshing drink.

How to celebrate international gin and tonic day on a nex and tonic day

On International Gin and Tonic Day, every year a virtual gin and tonic party is held. Participants of the virtual party are encouraged to post a snapshot of their gin and tonic. In recent years, gin and tonic fans from 22 countries attended the virtual event. Also, bars, pubs, and liquor stores around the world are offering drink specials on gin and tonics on gin and tonics on this day.

Make yourself one of these delectable drinks to celebrate International Gin and Tonic Day. Make gin and tonics for all your family and friends. Make your own gin and tonic party. Here's a great recipe to try if you're not sure how to make one.


4 ice cubes

2 ounces of gin

4 ounces tonic water

Fresh lime juice from 1 T. 1 T. fresh lime juice.

1 lime wedge

In a glass, place ice cubes. Pour gin, tonic water, and lime juice over the ice. Stir well. Garnish with the lime wedge and serve.

Post a snapshot of yourself and tonic on social media after making your own gin and tonic. Use #InternationalGinAndTonicDay or #InternationalGTDay to share your message.

History of the international gin and tonic day has spanned history

In 2010, Mary Edith Keyburn's family and friends established International Gin and Tonic Day in her honor. She died on October 19, 2010, at the age of 95, with a gin and tonic at her side, she died on October 19, 2010. Mary Edith's favorite drink had been smuggled into her hospital room in a water bottle and served in a teacup.