But that’s exactly what Fever Tree Aromatic Tonic Water is designed to do. To make a great pink gin and tonic. Though they don’t literally use an aromatic bitters, they do look to replicate the flavor with a series of spiced ingredients like cardamom, vanilla, pimento, ginger and Angostura bark. [source].
With a burst of effervescence the nose of Aromatic Tonic Water is light citrus soda and a hint of bitters. On its own, it has a bright effervescence consistent of tight, small bubbles.
The palate is pleasantly spiced. While early there’s a hint of Angostura bitters, the flavor changes gradually having a slight note of ginger beer and then fading out with moderately bitter quinine and a slight woody note. While obviously this aromatic tonic water doesn’t use Angostura Bitters, there is a woodiness to it that calls to mind faintly those bitters.
Aromatic Tonic Water and Booth’s Gin
Pleasant juniper led nose, with a subtly citrus effervescent soda underneath. Sipped, it’s nicely balanced between the subtle spice notes, juniper, and then the quinine on the finish. While on its own, Fever Tree Aromatic Tonic Water may be readily distinguishable from bitters in soda— mixed with gin I would have a hard time knowing that it wasn’t simply a G&T with a dash of bitters added after the fact.
Overall, Fever Tree’s Aromatic Tonic Water
It’s flavored exactly as strongly as it needs to be. It doesn’t overpower most gins and adds woody notes that most gins don’t feature prominently. Pleasant sweetness, nice effervescence and a balanced flavor. Definitely recommended to compliment classic style gins.
Recommended in its category.