What is the tonic?
Tonic is a bitter-sweet flavored carbonated drink that is made from carbonated water, sugar, quinine, and other ingredients. Quinine is a bitter substance that is extracted from the bark of the cinchona tree and is used in tonic for its characteristic flavor and for its medicinal properties as an antipyretic and analgesic.
The tonic originated as a medicinal drink to treat malaria, since quinine was used as a treatment for this disease. However, over time it became a popular and refreshing drink around the world, especially when mixed with gin to create the famous Gin Tonic cocktail.
Today, tonic is available in many varieties and brands, some with less sugar and quinine content than others, and is consumed both neat and in cocktails.
What types of tonics are there?
There are several types of tonics that can be classified by their ingredients, flavor and aroma. Here are some of the most popular types of tonics:
Classic Tonic is the most common variety of tonic and is made from carbonated water, sugar, quinine, and other natural ingredients. It has a bitter and slightly sweet taste.
The Tonic light is similar to the classic tonic, but with less sugar and calories.
The Tonic with flavors is made with additional flavors, such as ginger, lemon, orange, among others.
Organic Tonic is a variety of tonic made with organic and natural ingredients.
Premium Tonic is a high-quality tonic made with selected ingredients and packaged in elegant bottles.
The Regional Tonic are varieties of tonic produced in specific regions and that use local and unique ingredients in their preparation.
In general, tonics are very versatile and can be used in a wide variety of drinks, from classic cocktails like Gin and Tonics to non-alcoholic drinks.
What tonics do we have at LaVinateria?
At LaVinateria, we offer a wide selection of tonic water from different brands and varieties. Our products are carefully selected, which guarantees that each item you find in our store is of the highest quality. Also, when you buy at LaVinateria, you ensure that you get an authentic and superior quality product, since we work directly with many of the producers.
When and how to taste the tonic?
Tonic is a refreshing and versatile drink that can be enjoyed neat or in cocktails. It is recommended to serve it very cold and in a suitable glass. The tonic can be enjoyed as a refreshing drink on hot days, as a mixer in cocktails such as Gin Tonic, or even as a food pairing. In addition, it can also be tasted in a tonic tasting to compare different flavors and aromas. It is important to pay attention to the ingredients used and the proportions in cocktails to get a good tasting experience. Overall, tonic is a versatile and delicious drink that can be enjoyed on many different occasions.