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

El Guapo's old-world tonic syrup, made with cinchona bark ground in-house, cane sugar, lime, lemons, grapefruit, oranges, ginger, cardamom, and lemongrass. The tonic boasts of bright citrus and slightly floral flavours with a lingering but pleasant bitterness.

This tonic syrup was crafted after much research on historical tonic recipes. Original tonics were created as an anti-malarial using cinchona bark for its quinine. The trouble was that quinine is extremely bitter. Sugar was added for sweetness and citrus was added for tartness to temper the bitterness. Other herbs and spices made it into various recipes, and it was eventually combined with gin for leisurley drinking.

To make tonic water simply add 15ml of tonic syrup to 45ml sparkling water.

Pairing Suggestion: Archie Rose Signature Dry, Distillery Botanica, Poor Toms Fool Strength Gin, or Beefeater.

Refrigerate after opening.

About El Guapo:

El Guapo like to say they manufacture "everything but the booze", in fact all their products are alcohol-free. Their bitters, syrups, and mixers are made with love in the capital of cocktails—New Orleans, Louisiana—with a focus on customer service, sustainability, and quality ingredient sourcing.

Commited to sourcing the highest quality raw materials to create the best elixirs possible, El Guapo regularly source from regional farmers (some are even family members!) and work with the best spice importers in the business. The entire product line is non-GMO and they don't use any artificial flavours, colours, extracts, essences, or high-fructose corn syrup.

Living in New Orleans means being on the front lines of climate change. With hurricanes, flash floods, and abnormal summer heat waves regularly affecting New Orleans, El Guapo understands the need for sustainable practices. Their labels are made from recycled craft paper, they bottle exclusively in glass and hand-dip every bottle in wax to avoid adding single-use plastics to landfill. El Guapo CEO, Christa Cotton, is also on the board of Glass Half Full which recycles glass back into sand to fight coastal erosion in Louisiana.


Barcode # 850012903055
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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