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 “The Gin and Tonic has saved more Englishman’s lives, and minds than all the doctors in the Empire” Winston Churchill  The G&T was was introduced by the army of the British East India Company as in India, and other tropical regions, malaria was a persistent problem. In the 1700s Scottish doctor George Cleghorn discovered that quinine could be used to prevent and treat the disease. Quinine powder was so bitter that British officials stationed in India and other tropical posts began mixing the powder with soda and sugar, and a basic tonic water was created. The quinine was drunk in tonic water,...

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