fever tree elderflower tonic water
Fever-Tree has transformed the way in which people see tonic and in doing so, have made a huge impact on the way people perceive gin. It’s difficult to state just how big an impact they have had on drinking habits and in shifting the focus back to the origins of tonic and the importance of provenance.
Fever-Tree goes as far as the Congo, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Tanzania and Sicily to source the best ingredients for their range of premium natural mixers. Their Tonic Water uses the highest quality quinine blended with spring water and boasts a total of eight botanical flavours which include ingredients such as marigold extracts and bitter orange. No artificial sweeteners, preservatives or flavourings are added to the mix at any stage of the production. It’s impressive.
For its latest trick, the top-shelf mixer maker is releasing flavoured tonic water. As the name implies, Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic Water is an elderflower infused tonic water, made with Fever-Tree’s typically high-end ingredients, including cane sugar and natural quinine.
For those who find standard tonic water too bitter, this expression is just the answer. The bitter quinine is softer here, mellowed by sweet-and-sour citrus notes that run more distinctly toward grapefruit and lime zest than elderflower specifically. The finish is clean and bittersweet, refreshing as those citrus notes endure. This tonic water can be very refreshing on its own, but where it truly shines is when it’s paired with gin or vodka, especially gins like Martin Millers Gin, Tanqueray No 10 Gin and Hendrick’s Gin, which have more subtle flavours.
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