With the holiday season upon us, it’s our mission to mix up the perfect holiday drink.

A well-crafted Gin & Tonic is the ultimate way to get into the holiday spirit … and pairing the right gin with the right tonic is essential. After all, if three-fourths of your drink is the mixer, you need to be sure you’re mixing with the best!

“A Gin & Tonic is no longer just a Gin & Tonic. As specialty tonics grow, your tonic choice can turn your Gin & Tonic into a skillfully pitched cocktail with considerably less fuss. Our tonics were made to enhance the finest of spirits with carefully selected, naturally sourced botanicals and perfect carbonation, where only a simple garnish is needed to bring a holiday Gin & Tonic to full potential.”
– Amanda Stackman, Marketing Director, North America at Fever-Tree

Fever-Tree has a range of tonics created to perfectly pair with your favorite gin. Check out this Ultimate Gin & Tonic Pairing Guide and be sure to find the perfect tonic, because gin is only as good as the tonic it’s paired with.

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Ultimate Gin & Tonic Pairing Guide

1. CLASSIC, LONDON DRY-STYLE GINS: FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC WATER

A cinchona legeriana (Fever-Tree) plantation was discovered by Fever-Tree founders Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow, offering the purest quinine source in the world. This quinine source for Fever-Tree is blended with eight key botanicals, including coriander and Mexican bitter orange, offering the perfect balance as a tonic for gin.

2. CITRUS AND HERBACEOUS GINS: FEVER-TREE MEDITERRANEAN TONIC WATER

Created with fine vodkas in mind, less quinine and the addition of Provencal herbs sourced on ingredient hunting trips to the Mediterranean have created a tonic that adds the aroma and flavor of rosemary, lemon-thyme, and geranium.

3. FRESH AND FLORAL GINS: FEVER-TREE ELDERFLOWER TONIC WATER

Made using elderflowers sourced in the UK, handpicked in June after dusk with flavor extraction happening that very evening to capture the best of the flower. Softer bitterness and perfect carbonation create a floral sip.

4. JUNIPER-RICH AND ROBUST GINS: FEVER-TREE AROMATIC TONIC WATER

Earthy Madagascan vanilla and sweet cinnamon scented cassia harmonize with pimento berry, subtle citrus, angostura bark extract, and cardamom. Pink-like spring blossoms, complex, and intriguing flavors mellow gins of a higher ABV.

5. SLOE AND SWEETER GINS: FEVER-TREE LEMON TONIC WATER

Made using the finest Sicilian Lemons sourced from the sides of Mount Etna, and the ‘sfumatrice’ essential oil extraction method, Fever-Tree’s Sicilian Lemon Tonic is a sophisticated take on a classic Bitter Lemon. Perfectly balances with sweeter gins or liqueurs.

Berry-rich and bright with lemon, Sloe Gin & Fever-Tree Lemon Tonic is a creative alternative to the G&T.

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Sloe Gin & Fever-Tree Lemon Tonic

Sloe Gin & Fever-Tree Lemon Tonic

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml Sipsmith Sloe Gin
  • 150 ml Fever-Tree Lemon Tonic
  • Lemon (for Garnish)

Preparation: Fill a highball glass with ice. Add the hearty serving of Sipsmith Sloe Gin. Top with Fever-Tree Lemon Tonic. Garnish with a slice of freshly chopped lemon peel.