East Imperial Grapefruit Tonic - 15cl
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Inspired by a family recipe from 1903, East Imperial is the self-proclaimed Champagne of tonic waters. With two tonics on offer and made from premium natural ingredients, this Asian based brand produces in New Zealand (for the quality of the water) has crafted alternative tonics to cover two vast gin umbrellas. The Champagne comparisons aren’t just for show… Using a high-level carbonation, comparably to France’s premium elixir, East Imperial is natural from start to finish with no preservatives to artificially carbonise either of the tonics.
As the only tonic water (that we know of) to source all key ingredients from Asia, Javanese quinine is blended with botanicals and lightly sweetened. Incidentally, the source where East Imperial handpicks Peruvian Cinchona from is the exact same genus that was employed by one of the company founder’s great grandfathers at their Kenyan plantation in 1903.
East Imperial Grapefruit Tonic Water -
The grapefruit was not discovered until the 18th century and botanists believe it is the result of cross-breeding sweet oranges of Barbados with the pomelo, a citrus fruit native to Indonesia. The British knew that not only was this new fruit delicious, it was very good for you too, with sailors and explorers favouring it over lime and lemons due to its natural higher vitamin C content. We recommend pairing Grapefruit Tonic with traditional London dry gins and citrus-forward spirits.