Summer Elixir aka Gin and Tonic or Vodka Tonic Recipe

It can get pretty darn hot in the summer where we live. We can hit 100 degrees in May and hover around that mark until September. It’s extremely important to stay hydrated, so we drink a gallon or more of water each day. But sometimes you need something refreshing with a little more zing.


Gin and Tonic or Vodka Tonic


Gin or Vodka


Cubed Ice


Precise Recipe

½ cup cubed ice – Drop this into a glass.

2 ½ oz gin or vodka – Pour this over the ice.

6 oz tonic – Pour this into the gin or vodka.

½ lime – Squeeze every last drop into the glass.

Stir gently three times.

Hurry Up Recipe

Cubed ice – Fill glass half-way.

Gin or Vodka – Fill 1/3 of your glass.

Tonic – Fill your glass almost to the top.

Lime – Squeeze every last drop into the glass.

If you don’t have a utensil to stir with (maybe someone stole the knife you just used to cut your lime?), swirl your glass gently a few times.


To your health! Did you know that gin and tonic was used in the 1800’s by British soldiers to prevent malaria? And citrus helped sailors avoid scurvy. It’s a health drink!

Tonic – We prefer unflavored, non-diet tonic – too many additives and multi-syllabic ingredients. If you’re cutting back on carbs, consider using club soda. But if you can sacrifice your carbs elsewhere, stick with the tonic!

Flavor – Consider adding a splash of elderflower liqueur for a slightly different but still refreshing flavor. Some people prefer lemon instead of lime. We’ve been served these drinks with fresh basil or rosemary dropped in the glass. Enjoy experimenting!

Fewer utensils to wash – stir using the knife you used to cut the lime.

Avoid cooties – don’t drop the lime in your glass unless you’ve washed it.


About Helene Segura

As The Inefficiency Assassin™, Time Management Fixer Helene Segura empowers professionals on the go with the tools to slay lost time. Personal inefficiency at work leads to increased stress levels, lower morale, higher absenteeism, more turnover – and rising spending on employee health care and hiring. Why not improve productivity, decrease stress levels, and increase profits instead? The author of four books – two of which were Amazon best-sellers – Helene Segura has been the featured organization expert in more than 200 media interviews. She has coached hundreds of clients to productivity success and performance improvement by applying neuroscience and behavioral modification techniques to wipe out destructive, time-wasting habits. Helene turns time management on its head by sharing both client case studies and pop culture examples to teach her mind-bending framework for decreasing interruptions, distractions and procrastination so that companies can spend more time generating revenue.

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