Saturday, July 10, 2010

Gourmet Tonic Water - Yes or No?

A well made Gin & Tonic can really hit the spot on a muggy summer evening. Recently Dan brought home some gourmet tonic water to try. First up was Q Tonic...
next up Fever Tree...they were fine but I missed the way my Gin & Tonic tasted when made with the old stand-by Canada Dry. So for me it was a no.

Considering how pricey each bottle was, I decided to put them to use as a home accessory -
Plus, I've changed my mind. My drink of choice for Summer 2010 is a Bourbon & Ginger Ale. Canada Dry of course.

17 comments:

pve design said...

Bourbon and ginger ale sounds quite tasty!
How fun to have a taste of tonics...
pve

for the love of a house said...

Oh, this is so timely! I recently searched and searched to find the QTonic, only to go :O when I found it for $7.50 a bottle! I walked. I'm sure I will go back and get a bottle to try, as I do like the fact there's no high fructose yuck in it, but thought I will finish my CDry stash first!
Your bourbon & ginger ale sounds fab-u, so will have to pick up some ale on our next outing!!
I am glad to know your thoughts on the $$$ tonic!
And, you have a "Dan" too!!:)

joan

Holly Goes Lightly said...

hard to believe anything's better than Schweppes

Alicia said...

And here I am with my Safeway brand tonic. Perhaps I'm not worthy of even reading your blog sigh...
hehehehe

teaorwine said...

I have purchased Fever Tree for the hubby to mix his G&T's. He states that he can notice no difference from Schweppes or Canada Dry. He does, however drink Hendricks Gin. So, my vote is a no.

Hill Country House Girl said...

Yum - bourbon and ginger ale. For my gin and tonics,though, think I will stick with regular tonic.....although, the bottles of the QTonic are pretty!

Simone - honeyandfizz said...

Ginger ale is soooo refreshing! I prefer mine with vodka :) Just new to your blog but loving it x

VICKI ARCHER said...

The tasty tonics...I love it. I shall have to look out for these little beauties, xv.

Windlost said...

good choice on the canada dry....not into the gourmet waters myself. the world is definitely coming to an end...

monkeygrasshill said...

The bottles are pretty. I've been on a "skinny girl margarita" kick lately (with fresh squeezed limes/lemons). You could use your Anthro juicer/pitcher combo :)

Julie

Grant K. Gibson said...

I love the Q and the Fever Tree!

Lanette of Cottage Elements said...

I would have bought them just for the look of the bottle. Love 'em!

Lani

Style Chronicle said...

I will take the bourbon and ginger ale too! Love the new bar decor!

The Zhush said...

OK, have never had a bourbon and ginger ale, and now that is all I can think about! :)

Michelle said...

I spent 7 dollars a bottle last Christmas for designer Perrier bottles...don't know why.

I wonder how many bottles of Knob Creek have been sold to designers...lol

Your bar looks great :) It was worth it!!

Best,
Michell

Liz, Viive and Benji said...

Haute tonic water is a bit silly, but it certainly does dress your bar up nicely!
I must try your bourbon and ginger ale, because I have been really into red label and ginger beer. Have you every tried ginger beer? Its ultra gingery, so refreshing!!

Building a House and Home said...

I'm a bourbon girl myself from time to time. Recruited by mother-in-law from Kentucky...although she doesn't like to ruin her bourbon with anything but ice.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails