What to do? Sure it prevented malaria. But the bitter quinine medicine was tough to get down. Luckily for us, a few ingenious British officers resolved this quandary by mixing their meds with gin, sugar, and carbonated water. The gin and tonic was born. We’ve returned to the original essence of tonic water with quinine from Cinchona bark grown in its native habitat, the slopes of the Peruvian Andes.
Elderflowers are the beautiful blossoms of the elderberry plant. They can only be harvested for a few fleeting weeks each Spring and then must be infused into syrup carefully yet extremely rapidly. The good news: if you do it right, the result is a sublime addition to your favorite drink.
A drink stays fizzier longer when it starts with more carbonation. We make sure all of our mixers have the optimal amount of.
Gin & Tonic
1½ oz good Gin
5 oz Q Elderflower Tonic Water
Fill a highball glass with ice and add gin. Pour in the Q Elderflower Tonic, gently stir and garnish with a lemon wheel.