Our Tonic Guide

We are often asked... there are so many tonic syrups to choose from - where do I start?  We have put together this handy guide to help you choose which tonic syrups best suit your palate.  We hope that it gives a good starting point, and that you will continue to try many of the tonic syrups in our range along your flavour journey.

 

Tonic Syrup Ingredients Tasting Notes Serving Suggestion 
& Tonic water, cane sugar, citric acid, cinchona bark (contains quinine), essence of citrus, spices A refreshingly zingy and citrus forward tonic.  Pairs well with warm weather drinking and very citrusy or spicy gin. Garnished with lemon or lime. 
18.21 water, sugar, cinchona bark, citric acid, lime, lemon, orange & spices Well balanced with fresh citrus and herbal notes, full texture and flavour. 15ml 18.21 Tonic, 45ml Tanqueray Gin, top with soda, garnish with citrus
3/4 Oz Tonic Maison water, cinchona bark, sugarcane, citric acid, lemongrass, quinine & orange zest Distinctive aromatic, bitter and smoky taste. Lemongrass and citrus make a sharp flavour. 20ml Tonic Maison, 50ml Gin Mare, top with soda, garnish with orange
5 by 5 Tonic water, sugar, gentian, saaz hops, orange peel, citric acid Floral and savoury ingredients with a slight bitterness meld perfectly with craft gins. 60ml London Dry Gin, 20ml 5 by 5 Tonic, top with soda & lime
Bradley's Kina Tonic water, cane sugar, cinchona bark (contains quinine), citric acid, spices, pure orange oil Earthy bitterness with subtle sweetness and acidity. Lovely finish of orange oil. 20ml Kina Tonic, 40ml London Dry Gin, 60-120ml soda water (to taste), garnish with orange
Bradley's Barrel-Aged Tonic water, cane sugar, cinchona bark (contains quinine), citric acid, spices, pure orange oil Tonic aged in gin barrels, amongst the bitter, sweet and tangy, some notes of juniper, wood & spice. 20ml Kina Tonic, 40ml Big Gin, 60-120ml soda water (to taste), garnish with orange
El Guapo water, cane sugar, cinchona bark, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, ginger, spices Bright citrus and slightly floral flavours with a lingering but pleasant bitterness. 15ml El Guapo, 45ml Beefeater Gin, top with soda, garnish with lemon or grapefruit
Haber's cane sugar, turbinado sugar, citric acid, cinchona bark, citrus juice & zest, herbs, spices & salt Citrus works along with simple and exotic spices and herbs to make a full, zesty flavour. 20ml Haber's Tonic, 45ml West Winds Gin, top with soda water, garnish with cucumber
Jack Rudy quinine concentrate, water, citric acid, sugar, lemongrass & orange peel Delicate mix of botanicals make a bright and light flavour tonic. Perfect for premium gins. 20ml Jack Rudy Tonic, 50ml Tanqueray 10, top with soda, garnish with orange or lemon
Jack Rudy Elderflower quinine concentrate, water, citric acid, sugar, lemongrass, orange peel & elderflower Light and sweet, floral notes from the Elderflower make a delicous summer tonic. 20ml Jack Rudy Elderflower Tonic, 50ml Sipsmith Gin, top with soda, garnish with lemon
John's Tonic Syrup water, cinchona bark, agave nectar, natural oils, orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, herbs & spices Layered citrus notes balaced well with agave nectar. Light and well paired with quality gin. 45ml 50 Pounds, 15ml John's Tonic, top with soda, garnish with lime
Les Charlatans Cucumber & Tarragon Tonic cucumber juice, sugar, quinine, tarragon & citric acid Natural quinine and cucumber flavor, enhanced by a touch of tarragon. 40ml Hendricks Gin, 20ml Les Charlatan's Tonic, top with soda, garnish with cucumber
Le Lab water, sugar, quinine & spices Soft bitterness supported by floral notes and fresh citrus. 60ml London Dry Gin, 30ml Le Lab Tonic, top with soda Perrier, garnish with lime or rosemary
Liber & Co Spiced Tonic filtered water, agave nectar, cinchona, citric acid, natural flavours, lemongrass, natural herbs & spices Strong spicy flavour profile, while organic agave nectar balances for a mildly sweet finish. 15ml Liber & Co Spiced Tonic, 30ml London Dry Gin, top with soda, garnish with lemon
Phenomenal Tonic water, agave, cane sugar, four fruit juices, citrus, natural aromatics, quinine Bitter notes, with citrus from the lemongrass and rich mouth feel. 45ml Sipsmith or Whitley Neill, 20ml Phenomenal Tonic, top with soda, garnish with lemon
Sin-Ko-Nah Tonic Syrup water, sugar, fruit juice & zest, cinchona bark, citric acid, spices, herbs & salt Juniper infusion works beautifully with natural zest and quinine to compliment most gins. 15ml Sin-Ko-Nah Tonic, 45ml Melbourne Gin Company, top with soda, garnish with citrus
Small Hand Foods water, organic cane sugar, organic lemon juice, gentian extract, citric acid, cinchona bark, orange peel, lemon peel & ceylon cinnamon Strong quinine flavour, with well balanced cane sugar sweetness and earthy bitterness. 30ml London Dry Gin, 15ml Small Hand Foods Tonic, top with soda, garnish with lime or orange
Small Hand Foods Yeoman's Tonic water, cane sugar, organic lemon juice, gentian extract, sweet orange peel, bitter orange peel & ceylon cinnamon Citrus boosted, with light botanicals to compliment Beefeater's Gin. 30ml Beefeater Gin, 15ml Small Hand Foods Tonic, top with soda, garnish with lemon or lime
Soda Press Tonic Syrup Natural Spring Water, Organic Sugar, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Citric Acid, Natural Lemon, Lime and Orange Extracts, Quinine (0.1%)(from natural cinchona bark), Burnt Bergamot Orange Peel, Natural Botanical Extracts On the lighter end of a tonic syrup, lovely lemongrass and citrus notes, with a bright, bitey finish. Excellent with a London Dry or citrus forward gin.
Strong's  water, agave, sugar, citric acid, pear juice from concentrate, natural flavours, caramel colour, quinine Intricate array of sweet, spicy and bitter make a full and rich flavour. 20ml Strong's Tonic, 50ml Whitley Neill Gin, top with soda, garnish with citrus
Strong's Hibiscus water, sugar, agave, hibiscus extact concentrate, citric acid, natural flavours, cinchona extract Hibiscus flavour work well with natural quinine bitterness. Has a lovely tangy and sweet flavour. 20ml Strong's Hibiscus Tonic, 50ml Vodka or Tequila, top with soda, garnish with lemon
The Volstead Act Tonic Syrup water, Certified Fair Trade organic cane sugar, citric acid, quinine and organic spice blend A rich and complex tonic syrup, on the sweeter side of things. Notes of Christmas spice and boiled citrus with a quinine backbone. Pairs well with Four Pillars, or any rich citrus forward gins. Garnish with lemon or orange. 
The Volstead Act Bitter Orange Tonic Syrup water, Certified Fair Trade organic cane sugar, citric acid, organic oranges quinine and organic spice blend Stronger orange notes in comparison with standard Volstead tonic, with more of a subtle citrus freshness and a stronger bitterness. Delicious with any orange or strong juniper gin. Garnish with orange wedge or zest.
The Volstead Act Bitter Lime Tonic Syrup water, Certified Fair Trade organic cane sugar, citric acid, organic limes, quinine and organic spice blend A more refreshing, summery take on the Volstead tonic, with additional notes of lime oil and floral citrus. Fantastic for zestier or more fragrant gins. Garnish with a lime wedge or lime zest. 
Tomr's Tonic water, organic cane sugar, citric acid, cinchona bark, organic herbs & spices & organic citrus Bracing herbal tones with a citrus touch that blends nicely with the bitter of quinine. 30ml Tomr's Tonic, 60ml West Winds Gin, top with soda, garnish with citrus
Wilk's & Wilson Teddy's Tonic organic evaporated cane sugar, filtered water, lime juice concentrate, quinine, sea salt, gentian extract, lime oil & allspice oil Spicy and savoury flavour works well with bitterness from gentian and quinine. 15ml Wilks & Wilson Tonic, 30ml London Dry Gin, top with soda and garnish with savoury, cucumber or capsicum