Monday, 28 November 2011

The boy and his poison: Just the tonic

The humble but perfectly formed gin and tonic seems to be a common thread that runs throughout this site. From basic recipes to granitas and jellies it would seem that G&T pumps proudly through the veins of the domestic sluts. However despite our dedication to this classic libation it would seem at times that we've been a bit too focussed on the G at the expense of the T and lets face it, if you're drinking any of these incredible gins the least you could do is find them a worthy bedfellow.

There are a wealth of really interesting tonics out there at the moment but Fevertree is one of the more commonly available premium brands and in my opinion gets everything right. Their range of tonics are the brainchild by a one-time head of Plymouth Gin in answer to the quandary of why gin lovers should have to compromise a premium spirit with a mediocre mixer. Whether its the natural zing of their traditional variety, mediterranean (with its notes of thyme, Sicilian lemon and rosemary) or lemon (somwhere between traditional tonic and bitter lemon) their flavours pair beautifully with premium gins and lift the average supermarket bottle right out of the doldrums. Its their light tonic which I always keep in the cupboard, they use grape juice instead of artificial sweeteners so unlike certain 'other' slimline brands that you always get stuck with in bars you can drink it all night without suffering from a saccharine hangover the next day.

So what are you waiting for? Raid your local supermarket, or order it online and give that gin the tonic it deserves, your taste buds will thank you.

2 comments:

  1. Oh can't wait to try this one - love a good Tanquerry Ten and Fever Tree original tonic!

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