Gisele Bundchen would still be involved somehow

A few weeks ago, JRE contemplated a fantasy world with hammocks and Caymanian beaches and gin-and-tonics. (And Gisele Bundchen would have been involved somehow.)

There shouldn’t be any debate about which gin to use, but nobody ever seems to think about the “tonic” side of the equation (and I didn’t think there were any alternatives to Schweppes). Here’s an interesting development: Fever-Tree Tonic Water, made with hand-pressed orange oil from Tanzania, natural quinine from the fever-tree (see below), and spring water. They also make bitter lemon, ginger ale, soda water, and lemonade.

Does anyone know where I can pick up a slab of this stuff in Singapore?

(If we’re being picky, quinine doesn’t come from fever trees. It comes from the Cinchona genus, which is native to South America; fever trees are part of genus Acacia, and are native to Africa.)

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2 Responses to Gisele Bundchen would still be involved somehow

  1. dougs says:

    You really don’t want to be having quinine unless you need to (as in, you have malaria). the warning that goes on it in aust is “may be fatal to children” . Does not sound good.

  2. Josh says:

    …you’re kidding, right?
    Hang on… you’re not kidding. Bummer.
    It seems like tonic water doesn’t contain much of the stuff, compared to medicinal quinine doses. But you’re right – kids absolutely should not be drinking gin and tonics.

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