Gin & Tonic Day

Gin & Tonic Day

It’s International Gin and Tonic Day, and we’re walking you through the ABCs of those classic mixers so you know what the science is behind why sparkling water, soda, seltzer, and tonic are all not only different- but also have different price tags…and ultimately why Bitters & Soda for a G&T is best! 

Sparkling Water: Sparkling water is water that gets its carbonation naturally. It also often contains calcium, sodium, and magnesium. Manufacturers often source this water from different places, with varying combinations of minerals, so it’s important to pay attention to the label. You’ll often find that sparkling water tends to be the most expensive. 

Soda: Soda water is water that is not naturally carbonated, but is later infused with carbon dioxide. Soda water also contains naturally occurring minerals, most often sodium.  

Seltzer: Seltzer like soda gets its carbonation later on. Unlike soda though, seltzer does not contain any minerals. Out of the 3 types of water above, seltzer will be the one that most easily comes with added flavors from manufacturers- this is due to the fact that soda water and sparkling water already have a taste due to their naturally occurring minerals. It’s much easier to add flavor to seltzer than any other type of carbonated water. 

Tonic: Tonic is in a league of its own, and this is due to the addition of quinine. Quinine is a bitter alkaline that’s added to the water along with in most instances, sugars. This is why tonic has a certain level of complexity and pairs well when mixing cocktails. Tonic is also the least likely to be enjoyed on its own because of how bitter it is. 

Bitters & Soda: Our Bitters & Soda is made with our Aromatic bitters and instead of quinine, our Bitters & Soda get their smart, refreshing and bitter flavor from a Gentian tincture. Unlike tonic, our Bitters & Soda offer a variety of flavor while also staying sugar-free. 

Level up your Gin and Tonic on International Gin and Tonic Day today and try swapping out tonic and in Bitters & Soda. You won’t regret it. 

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