We all know Fitch & Leedes tonic water as the perfect accompaniment to our favourite craft gins but now they’re proudly standing up as the producers of South Africa’s very first pink tonic! The new Fitch & Leedes sparkling rose and cucumber tonic is poised to be the perfect fit for delicately crafted premium gins and aims to bring a whole new flavour profile to the gin and tonic experience.
With whiffs of rose petals and fresh cucumber, this new Fitch & Leedes tonic pairs exceptionally well with South African gins as well as other fine gins. Fitch & Leedes pride themselves on creating tonics that accentuate the botanical character and subtle notes of hand-crafted gins and this new addition to the family certainly does just that. While you definitely pick up on the subtle hints of rose and cucumber when sipping on a pink G&T the tonic isn’t overpowering at all and allows the botanicals in the gin to shine through. The new pink tonic is delicately carbonated and finely balanced to ensure the best taste representation of the gin in your glass – just the way the master distiller intended.
“The Pink Tonic works well with the Hope on Hopkins Mediterranean Gin, where the olives and herbs are complemented by the cucumber notes. Our perfect serve with this is a sprig of mint, which really adds an extra zing and complements the freshness added by the cucumber in the tonic beautifully,” says Lucy Beard, craft distiller of Hope on Hopkins Distillery.
The elegant new rose and cucumber tonic adds a sophisticated modern twist to your classic G&T. Try it with the Hope on Hopkins London Dry Gin by adding 1 part gin to 4 parts Fitch & Leedes pink tonic. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary, lemon zest and thinly sliced cucumber and serve. And, if you really want to be adventurous then you should know that the new Fitch & Leedes pink tonic is also a great partner to Esperanza (the 100% Tequila-style Agave spirit) from Hope on Hopkins Distillery. Serve 1 part Esperanza to 4 parts tonic with a slice of lemon as garnish.