While this isn’t technically a post about alcohol, it is about a very important part of one of my favorite drinks: tonic!
Over the past few years, I’ve tried to find healthier, more natural versions of a lot of our favorite ingredients. Tonic was a tricky one. I found one store that carried a brand with cane sugar (as opposed to high fructose corn syrup), but it wasn’t a store that we normally went to, and was extremely out of the way, so we fell back to normal tonic.
A few weeks ago, I was reading a blog post on a great recipe blog, and they mentioned that they had fallen in love with a new tonic, called Q tonic. They said that while it wasn’t the cheapest, it was worth it, so when I saw a bottle at Whole Foods, I grabbed it.
Thus, a new addiction was born.
This stuff is so good that we were honestly surprised. I mean, it’s tonic. Nothing too exciting, right? Wrong. This tonic is refreshing and crisp. We mixed it with gin, we mixed it with vodka, we mixed it with juice (we didn’t get drunk, I promise), and it was all delicious. The fact that it’s sweetened with agave and has far fewer calories than normal was just the icing on the cake (the salt on the margarita?).
If you can find a bottle, treat yourself.
Anyone else have a favorite splurge?