She ordered food, with her usual vodka with tonic on the side.
She ate little but drank the vodka, leaving the tonic where it was - on the side.
The good news is that the departure of Berlusconi could be a tonic that awakens Italy from a stupor of lassitude and indifference.
And so Europeans sweetened it, giving us so-called tonic water, the “tonic” being the antidote to malaria.
(tonic water made today still notes “contains quinine” on the label).
In the other form the tonic chord was artificial, that is to say, minor.
“What we want is to administer a tonic to the Conference in Milan,” he said airily.
The normal reaction is again modified by the tonic condition of the plant.
There was a snap and tang in the breeze which braced one like a tonic.
But Schubert, instead of progressing harmonically, goes directly back into the tonic of A flat major.
1640s, "relating to or characterized by muscular tension," from Greek tonikos "of stretching," from tonos "a stretching" (see tenet). The meaning "maintaining the healthy firmness of tissues" is recorded from 1680s, first extended 1756 to "having the property of restoring to health."
"a tonic medicine," 1799, from tonic (adj.).
tonic ton·ic (tŏn'ĭk)
Of or producing tone or tonicity in muscles or tissue.
Characterized by continuous tension or contraction of muscles, as a convulsion or spasm.
Producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.