Fever-Tree Indian Tonic

Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water is the classic mixer for gin, made with natural ingredients

Cost: ££+
Type: Tonic Water
Sweetener: Sugar
Nutritional info (100ml):
Kcal: 28
Sugar (g): 7.1

Fever-Tree’s Indian Tonic was launched in 2005 and is their flagship mixer, amongst a growing range of flavours and alternatives. Having grown to probably the most popular tonic brand, certainly one of the most common, Fever-Tree is the ‘go-to’ premium tonic for most bars and restaurants. What more can I say!

Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water is available in 500 and 200ml bottles, and 150ml cans.

Tasting Notes

When first poured, there’s plenty of fizz which quickly settles into a gentle popping. Small bubbles cling to the glass and continue to rise.

The aroma is a fresh but faint citrus that remains a little more shy than expected. There’s a slight sweetness to it, and very little of the bitter quinine notes. It’s a very faint aroma overall.

To taste, the tiny bubbles coat the tongue, providing a pleasing fizz that precedes the flavour. Citrus is there, and now the quinine too, fairly mild but distinct. It’s sweet, but still has a tang from the quinine which is delicious. The initial flourish is over quickly, but there’s a long finish with the perfect level of bitterness.

With gin (2:1 Beefeater with a slice of lemon), the balance works beautifully, with the bitter-sweet taste of the tonic complimenting the drink, and the soft effervescence creating a pleasant experience. The gin shines through here, and the flavour is long and lasting. Lovely stuff!

Overall

Fever-Tree Indian Tonic is a superb mixer. The soft bubbles and long finish combine well to compliment the gin, and though it seemed a little shy at first, it really comes alive in a G&T. The extra sweetness I think makes for a better drink overall, helping the flavours stay around for longer.

4.5 / 5 Feathers

Remove half a feather if you prefer your G&T on the more bitter side

Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water is available in shops and online

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All reviews are of the author’s personal collection, bought and paid for by the author, unless otherwise stated.


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