Gin and tonic became a popular British drink during the WWII era. Because the Brits were stationed in tropical countries, the fear of malaria was a continued threat. The “tonic” was quinine from the bark of the cinchona tree, which the Brits mixed with their gin. The use of quinine was a malaria preventative.
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