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A tonic for your health

The GIN & TONIC is known as a quintessential English drink, but few know about its history, so deeply entwined with the Brits themselves.

According to the stories about the origins of this drink, the gin and tonic actually began as a health measure among the officers of the British Empire, who were serving in India at the time and were under the very real threat of malaria.

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Schweppes gives you wings

“I was sent down from Cambridge,” said Merton,
“The reason for which I am certain
 Was the day I was braced
 By Schweppes Tonic and chased… 11 more words


G&T time...

An architect, Everard Murchiss,
Planned villas which no one would purchiss…
 Now, spurred by Schweppes Tonic,
 He’s built a Masonic
Girls’ School, seven pubs and ten churchiss.

West Australian, 28 December 1935