Q Tonic Water
After a night drinking good gin with great friends and lousy tonic water, Jordan was inspired to create a better tonic water. Q Tonic Water has sharp flavor and high carbonation, so it doesn’t get lost in your drink. And it’s much less sweet so the subtleties of a great gin shine through.
Q Tonic Water complements great spirits rather than overpowering them. Proudly served at America’s most discerning restaurants, Q Tonic Water makes your drink spectacular.
What to do? Sure it prevented malaria. But their bitter quinine medicine was tough to get down. Luckily for us, a few ingenious British officers resolved this quandary by mixing their meds with gin, sugar, and carbonated water. The gin and tonic was born. We’ve returned to the original essence of tonic water with quinine from Cinchona bark grown in its native habitat, the slopes of the Peruvian Andes.
Agave nectar is prized by chefs worldwide for its gently rounded sweetness. We use just dash of organic agave, not tons of high fructose corn syrup or sugar. This allows the subtleties in your gin to shine through. It also means Q Tonic has about half the calories of other tonic waters.
A drink stays fizzier longer when it starts with more carbonation. So we use a custom, thicker glass bottle that enables us to use more carbonation – 4.5 gas volumes to be precise.
Gin and Tonic
1.5 oz Premium Gin
5 oz Q Tonic Water
Have some fun. Add a full lime wedge for a citrus boost. Swap in a different garnish, maybe a grapefruit, cucumber, or lime twist. Or muddle in a fresh herb – thyme can be great. Or even add ½ oz of your favorite liqueur; pamplemousse or elderflower both work well.
Fill a highball glass with ice and add your choice of gin. Then pour in the Q Tonic Water or Q Indian Tonic Water, depending on the gin. London Dry gins should get the Q Indian Tonic Water and more subtle gins should get Q Tonic Water. Gently stir and garnish with a lime wedge.
Cold Brew and Tonic
4 oz Cold Brew Coffee
3 oz Q Tonic Water
Add some agave for those who like it sweet. Rosemary is a great addition as a garnish.
Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour in coffee and tonic and stir gently to mix. Garnish with a lemon peel by expressing the oils in the skin over the top of the drink.