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May 29, 2008 | Food + Drink

Q Tonic

What was once the quintessential drink of the British Empire, the modern day gin and tonic has slowly evolved into a synthetic, sugary mess.

While the quality of gin has become superior, traditional tonic water, has been sweetened beyond recognition with high fructose corn syrup and artificial ingredients.

Thankfully we now have Q Tonic, a premium tonic water that uses only the best natural ingredients like handpicked quinine from the slopes of the Peruvian Andes and organic agave from the Mexican countryside.

Created by Jordan Silbert, the recipe was meticulously refined by food scientists and mixologists to ensure a clean, crisp taste with an even sweet and sharp balance.

As for Q Tonic’s stunning look, it was created by aruliden, a brand strategy and product design consultancy (best known for their work for Motorola and MINI) founded by Rinat Aruh and Johan Liden.

But, Q Tonic is more than just an elegant bottle with pretty packaging. With 60% fewer calories than regular tonic water, all natural ingredients and an 85% lower glycemic rating, its just as beautiful on the inside.

Available in New York, Q Tonic is served at restaurants including Bobo, Blue Hill, The Modern and the eternally cool Freeman’s as well as the city’s top cocktail spots like Death & Company, PDT and Milk and Honey.

A pack of 4 bottles retails for $9.99 and can be found at Whole Foods, Dean and Deluca or online at Sam’s Wine and Spirits.

PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy of Dustin Ross


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