Whether you are a gin and tonic aficionado or just need a great mixer for your favorite alcoholic beverage, there is no need to look any further. We have found a few of the best, highly rated and smoothest tonic waters that will keep the focus on the alcohol, leaving you with a clean and refreshing taste.
These mixers all have their unique qualities while delivering the same result: a great-tasting and refreshing drink. The naturally sourced Fever-Tree brand uses naturally occurring fruit sugars to develop a lighter tasting tonic water that has 57% fewer calories while the Q Mixers Tonic Water has a higher carbonation ratio that stays fizzier longer and an original flavor that was created in a Brooklyn kitchen using real quinine from Peru.
Our last option is the OG Schweppes which is familiar to everyone and known to work well with almost anything you pair it with. It is widely available almost anywhere you go and makes for a great standalone drink in addition to a mixer.
1. Fever-Tree Refreshingly Light Tonic Water
Fever-Tree’s Indian Tonic Water is made by blending naturally occurring fruit sugars and subtle citrus and fruit notes with spring water to give this light tonic its distinctively clean taste. All ingredients in this tonic water are naturally sourced and contain no artificial sweeteners, flavorings or preservatives. And, by using fruit sugars, this tonic water’s crisp and silky smooth texture boasts 57% fewer calories than the competition.
Pros: This premium mixer works perfectly in a gin and tonic or as a sophisticated soft drink on its own.
Cons: The smaller bottle requires a bottle opener.
2. Q Mixers Q Tonic Spectacular Tonic Water
Q Mixers Tonic Water uses extra carbonation to create a drink that stays fizzier longer. This tonic water also has a sharp flavor and it is much less sweet allowing the premium alcohol taste to shine through. Made with real quinine from Peru, Q Mixers also uses organic agave to create its unique taste and is also available at some of the most discerning bars and restaurants around the country.
Pros: This tonic water contains no GMO’s, artificial flavors or preservatives.
Cons: This mixer comes in a can; if you prefer a bottle, another option might be better.
3. Schweppes Tonic Water (Pack of 6)
Schweppes Tonic Water is one of the original go-to mixers for your cocktails or even as a soft drink alternative. For over 200 years, this drink has remained one of the most popular tonics and combines carbonated water with bittersweet quinine for a distinguished flavor.
Pros: This drink is one of the most widely available tonic waters in the world.
Cons: These are large plastic bottles and if you prefer glass, another option might be better.