Country of origin:   USA         Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume     

El Guapo's hand made tonic syrup, which Scot crafts with cinchona bark (quinine), grapefruit, lime, ginger, cardamom and lemongrass.

This tonic was created through much research of classic recipes from a time when tonic was for more than just flavour.

Original tonics were created using cinchona bark as it was the source of quinine. It's purpose? To prevent malaria! The trouble was quinine is extremely bitter. With that in mind sugar was added for sweetness and citrus was added for tartness. In addition other herbs and spices made it into various recipes.

Through research of those original recipes, El Guapo offer this for your drinking pleasure. Is this what tonic tasted like "way back when"?  It is close if not dead on accurate.  AND IT IS DELICIOUS!    

Tasting Notes:

Full of fresh bright citrus and slightly floral flavors with a lingering but pleasant bitterness. This is what your gin and tonic was meant to taste like! 


Cane sugar, cinchona bark (quinine), limes, lemons, grapefruits, oranges, lemongrass, ginger, grains of paradise, & a few other secret herbs & spices.

Mixing Notes:

This tonic is highly concentrated and very thick to give you the best value as well as the best flavor on the market.

To make tonic water simply add 15ml of Tonic Syrup to 45ml carbonated or sparkling mineral water.

Pair it with earthy Old Raj gin, and you have a perfumed, bright and wildly floral drink.

Refrigerate after opening.

Contains quinine.


Brand El Guapo
Shipping Weight 1.0320kg
Shipping Width 7cm
Shipping Height 7cm
Shipping Length 17cm

El Guapo British Colonial style Tonic Syrup a refr

7 January 2017
Having recently commenced using Tonic syrups I was attracted to El Guapo's description of their product. The syrup has a predominant citrus flavour with hints of ginger and herbs/spices. It does not have any overt quinine characters and makes for a delicious and refreshing change. It is hard to stop at just one G&T!


By: on 7 November 2016
Only ever tried one other tonic syrup apart from the store bought stuff and I was very impressed with this one. Makes a very very tasty G&T.

Interesting taste

By: on 2 September 2015
I thought I'd try this as a result of reading a blog on tonic water and how tragic supermarket-bought stuff is. I think I still may need to adjust quantities to get it right, but the taste is definitely better than what I'm used to.

Really nice!

By: on 27 February 2014
Friend put me onto this syrup, so much easier, mix with my soda stream and hay-presto brilliant tonic. Yummy! Took 8 days to get to me from on-line ordering to delivery, well packaged so no worries about possible breakage etc.

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