Fentimans Valencian Orange Tonic - 12.5cl
Though the Fentimans tonic range is a thoroughly modern affair these days, with flavours designed to take in the wide scope of Gins on offer and carbonation fizzed up to just the right point to ensure a perfect sip, every sip, there’s something so quaint about the backstory that it feels like one worth telling…
In 1905, iron puddler Thomas Fentiman was approached by a fellow tradesman for a loan. As security, he took the man’s recipes for a botanically brewed ginger beer. The loan was never repaid, so Thomas became the owner of this unique recipe. His career took something of a deviation, and he ended up peddling the ginger beer, delivering it door to door and using a horse and cart as transport.
The modern iteration is a big, bold mix. There’s tonic, of course, as well as a few twists on other soft drinks, and there’s also the Connoisseurs Range, designed with a view to make the very most of Gin – to shine a spotlight on the botanicals by providing just the right amount of support.
With lush, sweet Valencian oranges and a vibrant lemongrass fluttering across the palate, this is a perfectly rounded, well-balanced mixer that suits a bold, aromatic tonic. Try it with a pink peppercorn garnish for some true magic.