Master of Mixes Bon Vivant Tonic Syrup

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Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
Unaged

Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

Product of: Product of United States United States

Bon Vivant Tonic Syrup is the brainchild of drinks industry personality, Giuseppe Gallo who worked with American Beverage Marketers to realise his dream of producing a tonic syrup which allows bartenders to create drinks using the quinine flavour profile of tonic water in a concentrated syrup. Read more

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 21/04/2017

Appearance

Clear, very pale straw greeny yellow.

Aroma

Pungent quinine and faint citrus. Water (diluted 3:1) releases subtle orange blossom floral notes.

Taste

Thick syrupy mouthfeel. Pronounced quinine bitterness and underlying sugar sweetness with strong citrus flavour and accompanying acidity. Water (diluted 3:1) does little to diminish either the bitterness or strong citrus acidity – much more pronounced than your average tonic water.

Aftertaste

Quinine continues with long lingering mouth-puckering citrus acidity.

Overall

Mixed in the glass, as per the suggested recipe above, produces a disappointingly flat G&T so instead be sure to first mix Tonic Syrup and carbonate in a soda syphon. Perhaps also consider mixing 4:1 rather than 3:1. Or, save yourself the faff and use standard tonic water to make a G&T with a spoon this this syrup to bolster quinine flavours. Bon Vivant Tonic Syrup is much more interesting as a cocktail ingredient – particularly in non-alcoholic cocktails.

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