Another store brand tonic water you say?! Aren’t they all the same?
Somewhere in the middle of those two is Mixer. It won’t be mistaken for a craft tonic water. But it gets the job done as many of the main brands like Canada Dry or Polar.
Mixer is a little less bitter than other tonic waters, even its American plastic bottle compatriots. Schweppes is probably twice as strong in terms of quinine. That’s not to say there’s none. There’s a hint of it, just a nice bitterness on the closing to compliment the gin.
It’s rather mild compared to other store tonics. Still sweet. The high fructose corn syrup sweetness is in here. Not a lot of depth in terms of flavor.
Sweet, but less sweet than other similar kinds. Bitter, but much less bitter than other similar ones.
I found Mixer tonic water to be a good tool for getting the job done, and at this price point it definitely works. I still think in the U.S. Schweppes might make the best <$2/liter tonic water. But Mixer is right there in the conversations. I can safely say if you get this, you’ll still be able to taste your gin.
Best consumed: Makes a decent gin and tonic without overpowering your gin.
Rating: A decent tonic water among the throngs of store brand and generic tonic waters.