Any savvy gin drinker will tell you that the craft boom of the juniper spirit has led to next-level quality and creativity in the tonic market, too.
Take, for instance, the new premium softs and mixer brand Gemellii. Inspired by a passion for gin and their Italian heritage, Gemellii’s founders decided to create their own range of tonics using all-natural Italian ingredients.
The result? Four drinks with well-balanced flavour profiles, which shine both with spirits and without.
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Each variety in the Gemellii range is made with Italian water from the mountains in Piemonte, sweetened with organic agave for a delicate character and flavoured with extracts from fruits, roots and herbs.
Gemellii’s Indian Tonic provides a classic, bitter flavour profile, with an aromatic quality from Sicilian lemon oil.
Meanwhile, the Blueberry Tonic provides a fruity twist on the traditional mixer, infused with a playful blueberry flavour against a pleasantly bitter backdrop.
The Bergamot Tonic layers notes of grapefruit and fennel on a base of – you guessed it – Italian bergamot. It’s our favourite of the bunch, and one we’d happily pair with a herbaceous gin, to complement the tonic’s citrus flavours, and a grapefruit-wheel garnish.
Perhaps the most unusual drink In the Gemellii line-up is the Bitter XXVI, which the brand calls ‘an aperitivo without the alcohol’. Ideal for people looking for a soft drink with a grown-up flavour profile, it boasts a satisfying bitterness and complexity from a blend of 26 herbs, and can be enjoyed on the rocks, on its own or in a mixed drink.
Find your flavour