Since the subjects of gin and tonic water have been coming up repeatedly, I thought I would add a plug for one of the best and most needed products I’ve seen come around in quite some time: Fever-Tree tonic water.
Bad tonic water is a major thorn in the side of any serious gin drinker. Indeed, I had to give up the G&T when I first moved to SF, because tonic water everywhere was off the gun, which made for flat, awful drinks. Even the tonic in bottles wasn’t so great, and choice is limited to Schweppes, basically.
But now, there’s a new player on the scene. Fever-Tree from England is made from natural ingredients and natural sweetener and is on the whole a much more balanced, less sweet mixer. The producers did a great deal of testing and found that this mixture was the best to show off all the great gins in the world.