No party is complete without sparkling drinks and tonic water is part of it. You might have a habit of sipping the tonic water along with Vodka. But do you know that you can make some amazing cocktail drinks with this tonic water? Most of the tonic waters are bitter and hence we tend to be afraid to experiment with other forms of the drinks. If you sip it straight then you might experience the bitterness but when you combine it with other citrus fruit mixes then you will get some flavorful cocktail drinks to satisfy your soul. Here we will be talking about a few of the cocktail recipes that you can easily make with tonic water.
This is known to be one of the best aromatic French aperitifs made with Bordeaux Wine. This was designed with quinine to be an ideal pair for the tonic water. Here you would need to mix equal parts of tonic water Australia and Lillet Blanc to make the floral summer sipper. You can also add a few drops of lemon juice to add a bit of zing to it. Make sure to garnish it with a slice of orange. If you love extra sweetness then you can also add a few pods of vanilla and lavender simple syrup. You will get many flavors of raspberry, cherry, and strawberry. If you like then you can also add a generous sprig of mint along with fresh lime in the recipe.
Rum has always been a favorite of many but never knew that it can be even paired with tonic water to make sizzling cocktails. If you choose the white rum for your cocktail recipe then it will make sure to balance the bitterness of tonic water with its sweet notes. You can mix tonic water with lightly aged rum along with a dash of aromatic vanilla to get that soothing cocktail drink. If you choose the dark rum to make a cocktail then it would taste more of cedar, tobacco, and clove. Here you can play around with the quantities of rum and the tonic water. Do not forget to add a squeeze of lime at the time of serving.
The perfect cocktail recipe with tonic water and tequila depends upon the quantity that you choose. You can mix three parts of tonic water with one part of Blanco tequila to make a citrus-forward highball. Make sure to garnish it with cucumber and lemon wedge. You can also play around with reposados. Mix one part of it with two parts of tonic water. You can garnish it with freshly grated bitter dark chocolate or a cinnamon stick. Here we are not recommending going with Anejo tequila as it does not taste as good as reposado or Blanco.
Porto Tonico is known to be a popular cocktail drink in Portugal. This refreshing cocktail drink can be made with one part of white port and two parts of tonic water. Since white port consists of only 20 percent of ABV you can certainly go high on it without worrying about overdoing it.
Are you someone who loves to go with the bitterness of Negroni but at the same time does not wish to experiment with Campari? Then you would certainly need to try out this earthy and fruity mix of the cocktail. It comes with a sweet vanilla aroma along with a delicate smoky flavor. Make sure to choose the orange wedge, fresh strawberries, and few mint leaves for garnish to make this Pimm’s Cup-inspired punch. If you are tired of experimenting with Vodka or gin then you can certainly try out this refreshing citrusy cocktail punch at your next party.
Want to create a refreshing Japanese Highball cocktail punch? All that you need is to mix one art of Cognac along with two parts of tonic water. Here you can choose V.S. Cognac. Do not forget to garnish it with a squeeze of lemon juice. Here you will enjoy the flavors of citrus fruits and green apples along with the bitterness of tonic. You can also choose to add an extra dose of tonic if you wish to go down on the complexity of the cocktail.