This Good Question comes in to us from Amber, just in time for the beginning of tall, cool drink season:
At the risk of sounding uneducated about bar staples, I'm posing my question to you Kitchn foodies. I'm wondering...What's the difference between tonic water, mineral water, seltzer, carbonated water, and club soda? They all seem like fizzy water alternatives, and they may be identical. But could I, say, make one of those exquisitely refreshing-looking gin and tonics with the mineral water that I keep stashed in the fridge?