Modern mixers

Double Dutch Tonics

Founded by twin sisters, Double Dutch’s premium tonic range features flavours chosen through experimentation and taste pairings and include Cranberry and Ginger Tonic Water, Cucumber and Watermelon, and Pomegranate and Basil. All options are made without artificial flavouring, colouring or preservatives.

Franklin & Sons

Franklin & Sons’ new Epicurean Collection combines Natural Light Tonic Water with garnish inspired flavours to create Rosemary & Black Olive; Pink Grapefruit & Bergamot; Rhubarb & Hibiscus, and Elderflower & Cucumber using British fruit, roots and herbs and only natural ingredients.

Fever-Tree

Fever-Tree sources its quinine bitterness from a plantation located on the Rwanda/Congo border, which it believes is producing the purest quinine in the world. It creates a range light tonics as well as a range which includes Aromatic Tonic Water, Elderflower Tonic Water, Madagascan Cola, Smokey Ginger Ale and Spiced Orange Ginger Ale. It has also launched a limited edition Cucumber Tonic for this summer.

Merchant’s Heart

Described as ‘spirit enhancers’, the Merchant’s Heart collection is the product of scientific research and master mixology. Each drink contains a blend of carbination, flavour and aroma designed to match specific spirits. Pink Peppercorn pairs well with spicy gin, vodka and Cognac; Ginger Ale enhances bourbon and whisky; Hibiscus complements gin, vermouth and white rum; Floral Aromatics adds flavour to gins, vodka and tequila, and Classic/Light Tonic pairs with gin and vodkas.

Luscombe Drinks

Devon-based Luscombe Drinks has launched a new mixer range to complement spirits, cocktails and mocktails. The collection includes Cucumber Tonic Water, Sicilian Bitter Lemon, Hot Ginger Beer, Lime Crush and Devon Soda Water. All are available in 20cl bottles.

Turner Hardy & co

The tomatoes used for these juices are hand-picked from the vine, then squeezed and spiced to enhance the flavour. The Lively One is the original concoction and is lightly spiced. The Feisty One is intensely spiced, and The Pure One is a natural tomato juice. Mix with vodka for a Bloody Mary, gin for a Red Snapper, tequila for a Bloody Maria and even sunshine beers for a Michelada.