Bonnie: We do like our libations!
Generally the only sweet mixer I ever use is tonic — especially in summer. For me, I mix it with vodka; for some friends, with gin. And to save calories, I made a “sonic” — the alcohol mixed with part bubbly club soda or seltzer + part tonic. For the seltzer, you can either make your own using a Sodastream seltzer maker, or use Fever-Tree’s version.
My favorite of the Fever-Tree line is the regular tonic. It’s clean and smooth, with a bit of citrus flavor. And, it’s similar to the Q Tonic that we brought you on these pages. Like Q Tonic, Fever-Tree is all natural, with no high-fructose corn syrup, flavorings or coloring. Both contain natural quinine.
Fever-Tree’s line includes Tonic Water, Light Tonic Water, Soda Water, Ginger Beer, Ginger Ale, Lemonade and Lemon Tonic. They all work well for a crisp cocktail without overshadowing the other ingredients.
Bryan: What more can I do to let you know how amazingly good and unique Fever-Tree beverages are than to simply list the collection of outstanding, luxury, eating establishments that currently serve it? What more would it take for you to think these tasty drinks are worth a try? What wonderful adjectives could I put forth that would do better than noting that Fever-Tree mixers are currently served in seven out of 10 of the most highly rated restaurants in the world.
Seven out of 10! That’s simply an amazing percentage of top restaurants. I would be strained to envision another packaged food product that has such prestigious fans. Fever-Tree has graced the tables at El Bulli, the word’s most decorated restaurant, and continues to enchant diners at the Fat Duck in London. The list goes on and on.
So what is Fever-Tree? It’s a small (very) beverage producer that makes the best tonic water you can buy. Available in 200 ml and 500 ml bottles, Fever-Tree produces mixers for boutique beverages. When your friends want to tease you for adding a mixer to a top-shelf liquor, just tell them you’re adding a top-shelf mixer… and that you do what you want!
Shouldn’t your handcrafted whiskey get a similarly crafted ginger ale or ginger beer? My friends and I taste-tested our ginger selections with Woodford Reserve, a whiskey I’ve always been told is only for sipping. Well, while I usually would agree, I thought this luxury mixer deserved a well-suited foil… and boy, was I right! Woodford and Fever-Tree Ginger Beer is an instant classic!
So what has your Grey Goose or Bombay Sapphire been missing? Introduce them to Fever-Tree’s line of tonic waters and find out. An array of flavors, including regular Indian Tonic Water, Light Indian Tonic Water and Lemon Tonic Water, await your next cocktail. Why would you want to pour a mediocre, mass-produced product over ice with your hard-bought liquor? Quality deserves quality.
Eric: I wouldn’t consider myself a tonic drinker. In fact, it was only while I was spending time in Africa that I found myself sipping a gin and tonic — and that was mostly due to my belief in the “medicinal” benefits as it’s a natural mosquito repellent.
Tonic has never found a spot in my fridge; the bitter, dry flavor is something my palette has never enjoyed. Therefore, it’s hard for me to recognize Fever-Tree tonic as the “best” – especially considering that the flavor is one with which I disagree. What I will purport is that the other mixers (specifically the Ginger Ale and Ginger Beer) are delicious — boutique, proportionally carbonated and full of flavor.
Fever-Tree is one of those products that will stand the test of time. There is something about a boutique product, hailed in some of the most prestigious restaurants in the world, that is always satisfying. Maybe it’s the flavor profile or the perfectly portioned bottles, but hands-down, Fever-Tree is the benchmark in high-end mixers. My whiskey/ginger will never be the same (at home)…