Ever wondered why gin & tonic tastes so darn good?
Well this much loved pairing is a particular phenomenon because strangely enough, the chemical structures of both gin and tonic are of a similar molecular shape and hence attract each other, creating a perfectly balanced taste.
But enough of the science talk, at Poacher’s we know the source of a great partnership needs little explanation. Like the fresh Irish rosemary and natural Florida orange that goes into our famous Citrus Tonic Water. In fact bartenders have been creating a new Irish duo by pairing it with local citrus forward gins.
So in the words of the Gallagher brothers, another notorious twosome “I’m feeling supersonic, give me gin and tonic”.
Our tonic water is so good it can be enjoyed on its own, lower in sugar than other premium mixers, using distilled Irish Rosemary and Florida oranges combined with a base of natural quinine from the Congo.
For a refreshing, alcohol free serve, fill a glass with ice, pour in chilled Poacher’s Citrus Tonic Water, garnish with a slice of orange and a sprig of fresh rosemary for a uniquely herbal and citrus balance.
Beefeater Gin, made in London since 1820, from a recipe devised by James Burroughs and distilled by our friend Desmond Payne combines with our citrus tonic to create a beautiful summer drink.
Fill a gin goblet with ice cubes, pour in 50ml Beefeater Gin and top up with chilled Poacher’s Citrus Tonic Water. Garnish with an orange twist.
Kalak vodka is without doubt a vodka with taste. A meticulous blend of Irish malted barley and pure mountain water distilled in West Cork its smoothness and character combine effortlessly with Poacher’s Citrus.
Fill a highball with ice cubes, pour in 50ml Kalak Vodka and top up with chilled Poacher’s Citrus Tonic Water. Garnish with with a slice of orange and a sprig of fresh rosemary.