East Imperial Tonic Water 150ml
A bold distinctive taste, rooted in the history of Tonic, with a refreshing twist which makes this one of the contemporary tonics of the day.
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East Imperial Tonic Water
A bold, distinctive taste is what greets you with this tonic. It was developed and crafted to recreate the century old traditions involved with creating a Long Pink Gin (Simply add two to four dashes of Angostura Bitters to a long G&T.) which was made famous at the Pegu Club in Rangoon, Burma (this was originally called East Imperial Burma Tonic).
The crafting of this contemporary take on a historic tonic gives it one of the highest quinine levels in a tonic in the market (so if you're not a fan of the bitterness in quinine, this isnt the tonic for you!). However, this isnt all this tonic is about. It is further rounded out with top notes of Thai lemongrass and delicious citrus notes from the Manao Lime to perfectly balance a few dashes of bitters should these be wanted!
It has a distinct, yet mild warm and spiciness with a subtle hint of cinnamon on the palate. The finish though is decidedly fresh, delicate, and full of zest from the Manao Lime.
Whilst this is technically a neutral tonic, there is a flavouring to it (and quite delicious to drink on its own with a slice of lime).
The Manao lime in particular gives a citrus edge. This therefore works well with a lot of classic, dry gins. As such, there are some gins which work particularly well. East Imperial recommend the following in particular: Bathtub Gin, Beefeater London Dry, Citadelle Gin, Elephant Dry Gin, Herno Gin, Lighthouse Gin, Malfy Con Rosa, Monkey 47 Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Scapegrace Dry Gin, Sipsmith VJOP, and Tanqueray.
In all cases, serve over plenty of ice, add the gin first, and then gently pour the tonic over to preserve the bubbles!