You know it, we know it and together we’re teaching the world - to make the ultimate G&T you need to be using a great tonic! Happily there’s loads of fabulous brands out there making premium mixers. Whether they’re filled with hand-picked botanicals, created with expert mixologists or handcrafted, these brands have poured a lot of love into their flavours.
There’s so many choices out there that we thought we’d help you narrow them down (we know, helpful right?!). So whether you're looking for the perfect tonic to go in a favourite gin, or something new and different, give our top 5 brands a try.
The tasty brand new Schweppes 1783 premium mixers are full of innovative, fresh, all natural flavours. Delicious tonics include Schweppes 1783 Crisp, Light, Cucumber and Salty Lemon Tonic Water plus a Golden Ginger Ale. These high quality mixers were crafted with the world’s top mixologists and expert bartenders to pair perfectly with gin and a range of other spirits.
Schweppes long-lasting tiny bubbles are key, bursting on the nose to carry the taste, flavour, and aroma of your drink. Plus the champagne inspired, re-vamped iconic ‘skittle’ bottle shape, is tailor-made to give the ideal pour!
FRANKLIN & SONS
Franklin & Sons have created a light and delicate range of handcrafted, premium Indian and Light Tonics plus a zesty Sicilian Lemon Tonic. Originally established in 1886 and sold from a family confectioner’s shop Franklin & Sons now use Ecuadorian cinchona bark extract, sparkling Staffordshire spring water and British sugar to make their tonics. Fantastic with gin or (if you love your tonic) also a great stand alone soft drink.
Fever-Tree are well-known for their excellent range of mixers, using a beautiful blend of botanical oils, spring water and quinine of the highest quality from the 'fever trees' of the Eastern Congo. Lovingly crafted Tonic Water options include Indian, Light, Elderflower and Mediterranean plus tasty mixers Ginger Ale and Lemonade.
Fever-Tree mixers all use small 'champagne' bubbles that create a smooth and delicate texture. These clever bubbles carry the flavour of the botanicals and enhance the aromas of your gin.
With over 100 years of experience making natural botanical drinks Fentimans have perfected their style. Making the world’s first botanically brewed tonic water, using the time-honoured processes, Fentimans have now added mixers for a seriously tasty range. Options include Classic, Light, Pink Grapefruit Tonic Waters and mixers Rose Lemonade and Ginger Beer
All their artisanal drinks are brewed for 7 days producing gorgeously unique flavours well worth trying.
With less carbonation and sugar, Distillers Tonics are perfect for showcasing the G in your G&T. Distillers Original and Dry Tonics have been specifically devised for the gin expert. They have a subtle flavour, low sugar and low carbonation, designed to deliver the taste experience of the spirit as the distiller intended. Distillers Tonics balance quinine with refreshing lemon and lime zest for a clean, crisp tonic that's ideal with almost any gin.
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