Matthew Hartings, professor of chemistry at American University hates Gin. He also hates Tonic water. But mix those two together and you’ll produce his perfect drink. But why does G&T taste so good?

Well the answer, apparently, is in the underlying chemistry.


Although gin tastes completely different to tonic water, the chemicals in both liquids come in similar molecular structures.

This is where it gets complicated but simply put, the attraction between the two molecules create “aggregates” and this creates a whole new taste.

So, while you may not like the taste of tonic water on its own and think gin is diabolical without tonic, then the above explains why they taste so good together.


You learn something new every day…

Source: Quartz

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