The London Essence Company Grapefruit & Rosemary Tonic is very sharp and crisp with a lovely bitterness from quinine and rosemary.
The original London Essence Company stems from 1896, and had a reputation for fine quality fruit distillates. The brand has been revived by WiseHead Productions, a company that seeks to challenge the drinks market with high standards and exquisitely crafted mixers. They’re all about quality, blending fruits and botanicals to create a range that’s both low in calories and naturally sweet.
The London Essence Company Grapefruit & Rosemary Tonic is a combination of tonic water and distilled (but alcohol-free) botanical elements. The added botanicals in this case being rosemary and grapefruit. Grapefruit is sharper and tarter than other citrus options, making this a crisp drink. Rosemary has increasingly been cropping up as a gin garnish due to its fragrant herbaceous aroma. Combined, they make a beautiful soft drink that pairs excellently with very citrus led gins such as Malfy.