Choosing the right tonic or mixer
Choosing the right tonic or mixer can make all the difference in the taste and quality of your non alcoholic drinks. A good tonic or mixer should complement the flavours of your other ingredients, rather than overpowering them. If you’re adding your tonic or mixer to a distilled non alcoholic spirit, take note of the botanicals used in creating the spirit and choose a mixer that will either enhance or compliment the natural flavours used. This will add depth and complexity to your drink, making it a more interesting and enjoyable experience.
Popular tonics and mixers for non alcoholic drinks
There are many popular tonics and mixers that can be used to create delicious non alcoholic drinks. Some of the most popular options include classic and flavoured tonic water, ginger beer, club soda, flavoured sodas and of course fresh juices.
Tonic is a classic mixer that pairs especially well with non alcoholic gin and other alcohol free spirits, but can also be used on its own with a splash of lime juice for an easy yet refreshing drink. Ginger beer adds a spicy kick and is often used in mocktails or mixed with darker non alcoholic spirits. Club soda is a great option for adding fizz without flavour, whereas flavoured sodas take your drinks to an entirely new place. Adding a splash of fresh juice or a slice of dehydrated fruit also helps step up the complexity of your drink, and in our opinion, these finishing touches are always worth it!