Cindy’s Trivia Corner: Tonic Teaser

Trivia Corner Tonic Teaser

Cindy’s Trivia Corner Tonic Teaser!  The classic Gin and Tonic. But what would it be without the tonic? Juniper flavored vodka?

The question for this trivia Tuesday is this: What was the reason Tonic was invented by the British?

A.) As a cleaning solution?

B.) As a way to fight malaria?

C.) As something tasty to put Gin in?

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B.) To fight Malaria!

“Winston Churchill famously praised the Gin & Tonic as having “saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds than all the doctors in the Empire.” During Britain’s 19th century occupation of India, malaria spread rampantly among soldiers and was often responsible for wiping out entire battalions. Eventually, a solution was discovered; quinine powder found in the bark of the cinchona tree both treated and prevented malaria, but the powder was extremely bitter and hard to stomach on its own. To make it easier to digest, the British mixed the powder with soda and sugar, creating “tonic,” and threw some gin in there for good measure. Thus the birth of the Gin & Tonic, the secret weapon of the British Indian forces.” – from Supercall.com (https://www.supercall.com/culture/drinking-trivia-questions)

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