The major components of a gin and tonic are right in the name of the cocktail. Though tonic is clearly secondary, it cannot be ignored or waved in the vague direction of the spirit, as some bartenders do with vermouth when making a martini. Tonic’s flavors are assertive, easily discernible and crucial to the composition. Without it, a gin and tonic is simply a bad martini.
Even so, the tonic is easily taken for granted, which is fine — as long as you don’t pay attention to the gin, either, or the lime or the ice. For just as the quality and character of gins can vary widely, so, too, can tonics.[caption id="attachment_1017" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Capi Tonic is sourced in its purest form (cinchona) from the mountainous highlands of the Congo. Lifted with subtle hints of lemon, lime and orange, Capi produces a smooth profile worthy of mixing with the finest[/caption] If you’re looking to improve on your regular Schweppes, Capi is an excellent option! It offers a clean finish with more flavour and a hit of bitterness at the end. Not to mention its 100% Australian made. Capi prides itself on being free of artificial ingredients in its products.