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Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water

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The Bottom Line

All tonic water is not created equal and just as there are some distilled spirits that are better than others, there are some tonics that stand out. Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water is one of those shining jewels. If you are a fan of Gin and Tonics like me, or maybe a Vodka Tonic is more your style, then you have to experience those drinks with Fever-Tree. One drink may spoil you though, and you may not want to go back.


  • Makes one of the best Gin & Tonics - crisp and clean.
  • High carbonation with botnical flavors and soft quinine.


  • Limited availability.


  • Premium Indian Tonic Water made with all-natural ingredients.
  • Found at gourmet and specialty grocers.
  • Retails for around $6/4-pack of 200mL bottles

Guide Review - Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water

Fever-Tree is made with all-natural ingredients including Tanzanian bitter orange, coriander and lime oils, African marigold, cane sugar, spring water and quinine. The taste is clean and refreshing with a subtle sweetness, a bit of fruit and botanicals and a soft bitter quinine finish.

The tonic is fabulous on its own and it's the first that I've found that I will drink alone, so you can imagine that a Vodka Tonic is the same and really shows off the water's flavors in the purest form. However, Gin & Tonic lover that I am, this is where the real test lies for me - does it play well with the botanicals of premium gins? Emphatically, yes!

I was able to compare Fever-Tree with 3 different gins: Beefeater, Martin Miller and Tanqueray. The differences between the three mixed drinks was astounding and in each the tonic took on an entirely different character. My favorite was Martin Miller because it was light and airy with citrus notes and a sweet-bitter, almost syrup feel. Beefeater produced a warmer, darker and drier drink filled with botanicals. Tanqueray fell in the middle. This G&T was warm and had a subtle citrus and the tonic really brought out the gin's juniper.

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