Kumquats and ice cubes in glasses filled with our homemade Gin and Tonic recipe
4.6 from 5 votes

All-Natural Gin and Tonics

Simple, spring-inspired gin and tonics with sparkling water in place of tonic for a healthier, more natural cocktail. Pick your citrus to customize flavor!
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Category: Beverage
Cuisine: Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? No


  • 2-3 whole kumquats (or other citrus* // thinly sliced)
  • 1-2 Tbsp sweetener (such as agave nectar, maple syrup, cane sugar, or honey if not vegan)
  • 2 ounces dry gin (4 Tbsp yields ~2 ounces)
  • Ice
  • 2-3 ounces unflavored sparkling or seltzer water (4-6 Tbsp yield ~2-3 ounces)


  1. Add kumquats, sweetener, and 1/2 ounce gin (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) to a serving glass and muddle to break down sweetener and release citrus juices. Add remaining gin and stir well to combine.

  2. If you’re not into citrus pulp/skin, scoop out or strain the kumquats from the drink. The whole fruit is edible though, so I left mine in! Otherwise, move onto the next step.
  3. Add ice and top off with sparkling water to achieve desired strength of drink. Add 2-3 ounces for a stronger drink and 3-5 ounces for a weaker drink (amounts as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size).

  4. Taste and adjust sweetness and strength as needed. Optional: Garnish with additional kumquat slices. Serve.


*If subbing lime for kumquats, add 1/2 lime, juiced, to the cocktail when sweetening. Then slice the other half for garnish.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 Gin and Tonic with 1 Tbsp sweetener.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 1)