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Strawberry Gin Tonic Cocktail Recipe

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A gin and tonic is a great way to cool off, but have you ever tried a fruity version ? Enter the strawberry gin tonic, your next favorite way to drink gin. 

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What is Strawberry Gin Tonic?

The strawberry gin tonic is a simple twist on the classic gin and tonic, where you add a dash of strawberry syrup both for flavor and a bit of color. This gin and tonic is just as easy to make as the classic version, so here’s the steps on how to make one. 

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Strawberry Gin Tonic Cocktail Recipe

Ioana Ciuraru
A gin tonic with a delicious strawberry twist.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1


  • 2 oz gin
  • 0.5 oz strawberry syrup
  • 4 oz tonic water


  • Build in ice-filled Collins or highball glass.
  • Add gin and syrup first, then tonic water. Stir before serving.


It's a very simple cocktail but you can always play around with the flavor of the tonic water.

When is this drink best ?

The strawberry gin tonic is a great summer cocktail, especially when you think of the mild strawberry flavor and the bubbly texture. The slight bitterness from the tonic balances everything out so you can still have this without it getting cloying. 

I could see this served in pretty much any setting, from a casual night out at a diner, brunch with friends, at a pool party, or even at weddings.  

My thoughts on Strawberry Gin Tonic

I liked the strawberry gin tonic, a bit more than the classic version. I think the extra strawberry flavor helps, and it’s not overly sweet. The flavor also heavily depends on the tonic water you use, some are sweeter than others, an some are more bitter, and some have a slightly different flavor. 

The one I used (Schweppes classic) is fairly sweet and not the most bitter one out there. So if you use a tonic with more bitterness, the bump in sweetness and flavor (from the syrup) might work even better here. 

Aside form all this, I think gin does work well with red fruit, but I think it works better with raspberries than strawberries. This was still a good combination, but the strawberries rounded out the botanical notes a bit too much for me. 

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If you like Strawberry Gin Tonic, you might also like…

Raspberry Gin Tonic – a gin and tonic with raspberry syrup

Blueberry Gin Tonic – a gin and tonic with blueberry syrup

Classic Gin Tonic – the classic version of the gin and tonic

Pomegranate Gin Fizz – a gin fizz with pomegranate juice

Pomegranate Gin Tonic – a gin and tonic with pomegranate

Notes, substitutes, and tips

This cocktail is the perfect opportunity to experiment with different tonic waters, with varying degrees of sweetness, bitterness, and even flavored ones. 

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