Mixer Tonic Water

Another store brand tonic water you say?! Aren’t they all the same?

I wouldn’t be reviewing it if they were. There are some quite good ones, such as Whole Foods. And there are the really bad ones, such as Vintage.

Somewhere in the middle of those two is Mixer tonic. 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.

Price: $1/Liter
Best consumed: Makes a decent gin and tonic without overpowering your gin.
Website: http://walmart.com
Availability: Wal*Mart
Rating: A decent tonic water among the throngs of store brand and generic tonic waters. 

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2 thoughts on “Mixer Tonic Water”

  1. I absolutely “LOVE” the “mixer” brand diet tonic water. It makes the most enjoyable Gin and Tonic I’ve ever had… and at 66,. I’ve had a few. Even friends from around the country who normally do not like Gin and Tonic rave about it. Wally World has decided to drop it again for “Great Value” which is anything but..it does not equal Mixer. Does any one know what company actually makes “mixer” …I want to try to secure a new supply of it and find it elsewhere since Walmart refuses to carry the product..