Q Tonic Water
After a night drinking good gin with great friends and lousy tonic water, Jordan was inspired to create a better tonic water. Q Tonic Water has sharp flavor and high carbonation, so it doesn’t get lost in your drink. And it’s much less sweet so the subtleties of a great gin shine through.
Q Tonic Water complements great spirits rather than overpowering them. Proudly served at America’s most discerning restaurants, Q Tonic Water makes your drink spectacular.
What to do? Sure it prevented malaria. But their 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.
Agave nectar is prized by chefs worldwide for its gently rounded sweetness. We use just dash of organic agave, not tons of high fructose corn syrup or sugar. This allows the subtleties in your gin to shine through. It also means Q Tonic has about half the calories of other tonic waters.
A drink stays fizzier longer when it starts with more carbonation. So we use a custom, thicker glass bottle that enables us to use more carbonation – 4.3 gas volumes to be precise.
Gin and Tonic
2 oz. great gin
6 oz. Q Tonic
Two lime wedges
Have some fun. Swap in a different garnish, maybe a grapefruit, cucumber, or lime twist. Or muddle in a fresh herb – thyme can be great. Or even add an ounce of liqueur, something like pamplemousse or an elderflower.
Place ice in a highball glass and add your favorite gin. Squeeze in a lime wedge. Then pour in the Q Tonic Water or Q Indian Tonic Water, depending on the gin. London Dry gins should get the Q Indian Tonic Water and more subtle gins should get Q Tonic Water. Gently stir and garnish with a lime wedge.
Bitter Sweet Afternoon
2 oz. Cocchi Rosa
6 oz. Q Tonic
Bitter, highly carbonated, and only slightly sweet, Q Tonic Water makes great aperitifs. So try it with your favorite white port, vermouth, or liqueur on a warm evening. You won’t regret it.
Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour in the Cocchi and then add the Q Tonic (from a fresh bottle). Gently stir and garnish with an orange slice. Ahh.