For the creation of a good gin and tonic the interaction of gin and tonic water is crucial – that obvious. But which tonic water goes with which gin? What is the perfect gin and tonic combination? We are asked this question very often – understandable, after all there are currently over 100 German gins. And even in the tonic water sector the selection is hard to keep track of. Now it would of course be great if there was an easy answer to this question. Unfortunately we have to disappoint you. As with many things, this is a question of individual taste.
The good news is that trying out all the different gin and tonic waters is really fun! Imagine a gin and tonic tasting with friends: First, the individual gins are tasted pure – it will soon become clear that the differences are enormous. From classic juniper, to herbal or citrus, to fruity floral, there is sure to be a suitable gin for every taste. Afterwards you can try yourself through different tonic water variations.
But what exactly is tonic water and what does it taste like? In the production of tonic water, quinine is added to carbonated water, which is obtained from the bark of the chincona tree. Additionally, sugar and other botanicals or fruit acids can be added. Tonic Water can be roughly divided into the following categories: