When it comes to finding the perfect partner for your gin, a really good tonic is, well, just the tonic.
The Gin and Tonic is a match made in a juniper heaven, even the most inexperienced gin lover knows that but there’s plenty to think about when choosing the right tonic.
It’s a basic error that many people make. They spend a lot of time researching the best gins and finally make a decision (the really clever people choose NB Gin, obviously).
But when it comes to the tonic they pop into the supermarket and grab the first brightly-coloured bottle they see. No, no, no!
For NB Gin there is one golden rule that shall never be broken. Absolutely no sugar! Choose only sugar-free tonics. Why? Well, sugar is bossy and obtrusive when it comes to gin. It bullies the subtle flavours of our drink and you end up with a lesser G&T and we don’t want that!
A quality gin demands a quality tonic. It’s that simple. So here are NB Gin’s favourites:
These guys are probably our favourite of favourite tonic producers. They have an impressive range of different tonic waters to choose from but for us simple is always best. It’s important to let the gin do the talking and let the tonic do the complimenting.
For that reason, we would always plump for their Naturally Light tonic water. It’s crisp and clean and has natural quinine.
Fever Tree is widely available so there’s really no excuse for not giving it a try with your next NB Gin adventure. The shops will still be open now. Off you dash!
The tagline for this fabulous tonic is ‘the world’s best spirits deserve a superior tonic water’. Now, we’re not sure if we mentioned it but NB Gin is now officially the world’s best London Dry Gin, as judged by the World Drinks Awards.
That means this gin could have been made specifically for us. Of course it wasn’t but you get the idea.
It boasts hand-picked quinine from the Andes (yes, honestly) and organic agave from Mexico. Quite special, you’ll agree.
You might struggle to find this particular tonic in UK stores but it is available online so there really is no excuse. You found us because you demand quality, so you should sniff this tonic out too.
This lovely tonic is German – even if it doesn’t sound it – and is quite delicious. Like all of our favourite tonics, it contains no sweetener.
It boasts a very lively yet delicate character and we think it goes fabulously well with NB Gin.
It’s not available to buy in the UK yet, but it will be shortly. As with Q, it is also available online.
So there we have it, three perfect partners for your NB Gin and Tonic. We know how much you love to share your NB Gin photos on our Facebook and Twitter so please, please don’t upset our master distiller by showing his pride and joy next to a sub-standard tonic.
Have a wonderful weekend you beautiful people. Chin chin!