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. (September 2010)
|Primary alcohol by volume||
|Served||On the rocks; poured over ice|
|Standard garnish||citrus fruit, usually lime or lemon|
|Standard drinkware|| Highball glass|
|Commonly used ingredients||
- One part vodka
- One to three parts tonic water, to taste
- Often lemon or lime juice fresh-squeezed from a wedge of fruit
|Preparation||Mix and serve-stirred, not shaken.|
A vodka tonic, commonly known as "The Gary", is an alcoholic drink made with varying proportions of vodka and tonic water. Vodka tonics are frequently garnished with a slice of lime or lemon.
One commonly used recipe is one part vodka and one part tonic water in a tumbler, often a highball glass over ice, with a generous lime wedge squeezed into it.
The drink is referenced in the song "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" by Elton John.