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    Re: Schweppes Indian Tonic

    I ran across a review comparing those two and they sound pretty interesting. What's the price in your area?
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    Re: Schweppes Indian Tonic

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I ran across a review comparing those two and they sound pretty interesting. What's the price in your area?
    Fevertree is about $2 for 500ml bottle or $5 for a 4 pack of some smaller size bottles (I think around 6oz). Q Tonic is a little higher. I used to buy this at Specs, but recently my local grocery store, HEB, started carrying both of these.

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    Re: Schweppes Indian Tonic

    Quote Originally Posted by wadewood View Post
    Fevertree is about $2 for 500ml bottle or $5 for a 4 pack of some smaller size bottles (I think around 6oz). Q Tonic is a little higher. I used to buy this at Specs, but recently my local grocery store, HEB, started carrying both of these.
    +1 on the Q Tonic - very different; more bittersweet than the more overt sweetness I get in standard Schweppes. It seemed cleaner and crisper to me and really let the gin come through.
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    Re: Schweppes Indian Tonic

    None of that locally of course but I'll look around in Memphis next time I'm there.
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    Re: Schweppes Indian Tonic

    The biggest difference between tonic water brands is the use of sugar vs. HFCS and quinine vs. quinine flavoring. I've always assumed the big labels don't use real quinine (at least in the US), but that may be a false assumption. Q Tonic is quite good if you want the tonic water to have an actual flavor presence in a mixed drink.

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    Re: Schweppes Indian Tonic

    Good point and no, they don't use the real stuff (cinchona bark) in the mass produced product.
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    Re: Schweppes Indian Tonic

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    None of that locally of course but I'll look around in Memphis next time I'm there.
    Squire, my local Winn Dixie started carrying Fevertree within the last couple years. I'm in a small rural town in AL.

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    Re: Schweppes Indian Tonic

    That is a possibility then, I'm less than an hour from Tuscaloosa.
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    Re: Schweppes Indian Tonic

    Enjoying a superb Manhattan, made with a complex blend of bourbons, U.S. and small batch Canadian ryes, Martini vermouth and different kinds of bitters including the regular Fees one which has a wild cherry taste IMO.

    This is very much like a fine port, and in a blind taste test might be mistaken for a good port I think. I wonder if the Manhattan was invented as a port substitute.

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    Re: Schweppes Indian Tonic

    If the Schweppes Indian Tonic is anything like Fevertree Indian Tonic, it will be very good. I often find regular tonic too sweet and Fevertree's Indian version is drier. It's my go-to for a summer g and t and lime. Thanks for the heads-up. I'll start looking for the Schweppes.

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