I have a confession to make: I'm a gin snob.
I turn my nose up at gin served in a long glass with a slice of lemon or lime, I expect full on grapefruit wedges or cucumber spirals. I'm overly conscious about what gin I'm drinking and I'll always pay the extra bit in the bar or supermarket for a craft bottle.
This week I headed to Provence with Fever -Tree and the entire trip made me question myself as a Ginfluencer.
I realised I can be pretty lax about my tonic choices, often opting for the cheapest bottle or supermarket brand while filling my pre-session shopping basket.
Shame on me.
When you think about it, the tonic is 3/4 of your drink. If I'm going to the effort to make sure I have fab tasting gin, a garnish to match, why am I compromising on mixer?
Fever-Tree specialises in making a mixers to compliment these fancy gins, bring out their flavour and offer top class ingredients. I visited the lemonthyme fields in Provence and seeing how fresh and naturally grown their ingredients are as well as how wonderful it was meeting the actual family-run farms converted me. I will never buy supermarket-branded tonic for 59c ever again.
Today I'm going to focusing specifically on my favourite Fever-Tree tonic, Mediterranean.
The bottle follows a similar style to that of a premium spirit, which I love.
It's simple, effective, manages to keep an iconic brand image and looks refreshing.
What I really like about it is that you can purchase party size bottles or small individual bottles - I deal for when you only want one.
- Lemon thyme
On the nose:
On the nose you'll get a deeply floral aroma along with a sharp tang of quinine.
It has a smooth and delicate texture that carries the flavour of the botanicals in each mixer.
You can mix with an array of craft gins - stick to the fresh gins rather than sweet.
- Dingle Gin
- Large cubes of ice
- A wedge of fresh orange
- sprinkle of juniper berries
Where To Find It:
You'll find Fever-Tree in most supermarkets, off licences and bars across the country.
Cheers to that!