Fever Tree Tonic Water
I have to be honest and am a big fan of Fever Tree Tonic.
What not to like from a natural product and yes its alcohol free ! Its a mixer after all.
I think the quality of tonic water has become a bigger part of the alcohol free drinks market and since going alcohol free I have noticed how important it is in getting a wider choice. Plus I am really mean quality I guess.
I kind of made a decision early on that I was going to pay good money for alcohol free gin like Seedlip.
So given that I was not going to cut corners then I may as well have good tonic water to go with it. See you don’t need alcohol to treat yourself!
There is no point cutting corners on your tonic water I have come to realize especially in this case if you are also watching your sugar intake.
In fact more alcohol free gin is on the way ranging from local cost brands in supermarkets to middle cost brands like the one just launched from Gordon’s Alcohol Free Gin.
What is interesting about the branding on Gordon’s Alcohol Free Gin is I think it is one of the first ones to adopt a “0.0 branding” approach making it nice and clear what you are drinking.
A review on this newcomer will I hope be joy to write!
Up to this point 0.0 has been the dominant approach in alcohol free beer not alcohol free spirits. Including of course the distinct blue color that gives it away when the cast are drinking alcohol free in TV shows!
0.0 is based on the abv figure so alcohol by volume!
In fact many alcohol free gins are heading ahead of the beer and wines and you can expect to see more alcohol free spirit launches this year.
This seem to have captured the public imagination so expect to see Fever Tree Tonic Water become an even bigger part of that trend.
I do think wine is behind the trend in many waves although you can read about how its improved by clicking the link above.
Online is a surefire the way to go for alcohol free wine, red, rose and white.
The Alcohol Free Gin Myth
There is a myth that says that alcohol free gin is low quality.
Actually you might even end up paying more for an alcohol free gin than a so-called “house” gin. The production process and the ingredients are actually top-level stuff.
So it goes without saying that I want the best to go with it and low calorie so Fever Tree Light really hits the spot!
If fact my alcohol drinking friends agree even their world when it comes to gin so I must be right on some level.
Fever Tree Tonic has a range of different types to suit different kind of gin including alcohol free ones.
Who owns Fever Tree Tonic Water
The two creators of the brand noted that spirit drinking was an increasing a trend. It seemed that the tonic water should be high quality not an after thought and I couldn’t agree more.
There is no point diluting great quality spirit alcohol or alcohol free as its about a quality experience.
If you think about it, the industry had neglected them and the fever tree brand jumped into the gap in the market.
Who can blame them?
They have designed various different tonics to suit the different flavors and even though I drink alcohol free the same rules apply as for example Seedlip has a lot of different flavors.
So I you are not going for the light version there is a whole breath of flavors and aromas to choose.
After all gin or alcohol free gin should be an experience not just a “knock back drink”! Its not a diet drink either it that sense so a cheap can of pop!
They have also diversified into ginger bears and lemonades so you get the sense that all the tastes are based on the same high quality.
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Please leave a comment below especially if you think other tonic water is better, especially if you are going to try it with alcohol free gin.
If you are concerned about your alcohol intake always check your limit through the drink aware website
I tend to go for the light version
This is for no other reason other than that alcohol free gin has very little calories so it seems a shame to just fill it up with “full on calorie tonic”.
Having said that whatever you are getting is good quality. Even if its full on fat!
And yet during special occasions I will go for whatever takes my fancy! Depending on of course what alcohol free gin I am tasting.
The same goes for alcohol version as well but not alcohol for me of course!
Although I was never a big gin drinker to be fair.
The light Fever Tree option mixes subtle botanical flavors with the usual mix of fresh spring water. The guys who created Fever Tree also traveled the world to get the top quality quinine.
This gives it a great quality taste but the good news and you are looking at nearly 46% fewer calories.
Seedlip Alcohol Free gin also has very little calories so it’s the perfect mix!
The good news is that artificial sweeteners or colors are not used and they use fructose rather than sugar cane so fewer calories go as weight on your hips.
Well at least mind anyway.
It is generally a “can type option” which allows you to control the measures and in my view you get much less wastage rather than those big bottles of tonic water I remember as a kid.
So personally recycled cans are better than the plastic bottles when you think about the environment.
Fever Tree Ingredients.
As you will see from the ingredients you can see how transparent they are as a brand and actually the ingredients are kept as natural.
Carbonated Spring Water, Fructose (Fruit Sugar), Acid: Citric Acid, Natural Flavorings including Natural Quinine.
The botanicals are used from various sources which I think reflects the foundations travel when creating their brand including the use of the natural quinine and oils from Mexican Bitter Oranges. This adds to the flavor and aromas for the Fever Tree Tonic offer.
Quinine in Tonic Water Should I be worried?
There are a lot of myths about Quinine in Tonic Water but it’s natural in the production process and comes from the tree called cinchona.
I have actually heard of people chucking it over their body on holiday to help against mosquitoes. To be honest you might be better getting a spray from your local pharmacy or chemist.
But I can understand where the story comes from and the basics are right!
South America, Central America, Caribbean, and certain areas of Africa where you might find it. And to the question of malaria, yes would be right, well kind of !
Quinine was created as an early deterrent to combat malaria so it is jot an urban myth.
It fact over the year it had saved thousands of lives before a more advanced treatment could be established according to the Healthline Website.
However, when you are talking Quinine in tonic water the amount is so low that it compares nothing to the amount used.
In fact in the USA the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) only allows tonic water to contain no more than 83 parts per million of quinine.
It is possible to get side effects from quinine but not at that level, its actually regulated really well in that sense!
In fact Quinine is only given in a few regions to combat malaria as other medicine has been developed so this should not spoil your alcohol or alcohol free gin taste session.
Different need and different amount.
Gin aside is of course alcohol free which we like tonic water is also used in gin and vodka.
However, here we are really concerned with how it tastes in Alcohol Free Gin and Fever Tree is the best.
There is no doubt in my mind but it’s down to personal taste of course!
I even know some chefs that are using alcohol free gin and tonic to fry food and add flavor. And with so much alcohol still being used in food production especially in desserts that is music to my ears!
What’s your favorite?
I would love to know if you have tried Fever Tree Tonic water and not just the low calorie version either. Have you tried alcohol free gin and if so what tonic would you use.
Have you seen the new alcohol free spirit and gins coming through and would you try them? If so let me know as I would love to have your view on Fever Tree Tonic Water.