Friday evening is G&T time, and a good tonic is paramount. Our Naturfrisk Indian Tonic is a great choice. It is dry with the bitter, tart taste of quinine and citrus fruits, and works well in most cocktails.
Did you know that it was actually the British who ‘invented’ Indian Tonic? The British soldiers deployed in India during the colonial era needed to ingest large amounts of quinine. This was to combat malaria. It was the only known anti-malaria remedy at the time. But in its pure form quinine is rather bitter, so they came up with the idea of mixing it with water and sugar, and then adding carbonic acid. That made it easier to take. Basically, they had invented what was to become ‘Indian Tonic’.
Naturfrisk Indian Tonic features the motif of a viviparous lizard (Lacerta vivipara). It can grow to a length of 18 cm, with the hale constituting more than half the length. Most of us know that the viviparous lizard sheds its tail when it is startled or under attack. When this happens, the tail wriggles, thereby detracting attention from the lizard itself, so it can escape to safety.
The viviparous lizard is protected in Denmark. However, catching a limited number for the purpose of education and research is permitted.
Nutritional content per 100 ml: Energy 110 kJ / 26 kcal, Fat 0g, Carbohydrate 6.0g, Protein 0g, Salt 0g.
Ingredients: Carbonated water, cane sugar*, citrus/lime extract*, citric acid, natural quinine extract and quinine powder. (*= organic).