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A G&T on a sunny afternoon…I always thought of that as quintessentially British?
According to Wiki: “The mixed drink gin and tonic originated in British colonial India when the British population would mix their medicinal quinine tonic with gin to make it more palatable.” Hence the full name for tonic — Indian Tonic Water.
It’s just one of the traditions that came from India to Britain with returning British colonials — others include kedgeree (although it’s possible that first originated in Scotland before reaching India) and the word ‘Tiffin.’ In colonial India, tiffin was a light meal. However, I have a recipe for a wonderful biscuit-toffee-raisin-chocolate confection, also called Tiffin, which I’d take in place of a light meal, any day.