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tonic, tonic water, quinine water(noun)
lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine
A carbonated beverage containing quinine, which is a medicine. It is used to make gin and tonic, a primarily recreational drink.
Tonic water is a carbonated soft drink, in which quinine is dissolved. Originally used as a prophylactic against malaria, tonic water usually now has a significantly lower quinine content and is consumed for its distinctive bitter flavour. It is often used in mixed drinks, particularly in gin and tonic.
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