Which Tonic for Gin/Vodka & Tonic
- mkmccp Apr 22, 2008 07:15 AM
Ok, just to stir things up a bit, which tonic? Have you ever looked on the label to see how many calories in regular Tonic? Anyone ever attempt drinking a Gin with Diet Tonic? I have- pretty bad-had to switch to club soda- yes I was on a diet. Anyhoo- Canada Dry, Schweppes, Whole Foods, etc. What are the best/worst you have ever tried?
I love a good Gin and Tonic and have tried a number of tonics. My rankings are below.
Stirrings Tonic Water (My current favorite)
Whole Foods (365 Brand)
<No drink at all>
Generic Tonic (Store Brands)
Diet Tonic (Any Kind)
There are a few other premium tonics out there that I unfortunately have not had a chance to try. Q, Fever Tree, etc.
JMF wrote a nice article on Slashfood about the perfect G&T. Take a look.
I feel Schweppes has a lower sugar content than most of the other widely distributed brands and therefore a drier taste and less chance of a headache later (although if you're determined anything is possible).
I read that FeverTree was made by the same guys that created Martin Miller's Gin. Supposedly they were on a quest to create the "perfect G&T". Unfortunately, in the US, both of those products are hard to come by.