June 7, 2021 2:44 am

Shane Ridley

What couples spring to mind when you think of legendary pairing? There’s Fred & Ginger, Bonnie & Clyde, Bert & Ernie and we can’t forget Brangelina…although that one didn’t end well.

Way more legendary and destined to be together forever are the much adored Gin & Tonic. The ultimate beverage IT couple.

With every great coupling, both must work together and support each other to ultimately succeed. But there is often a dominant player in most partnerships and Gin historically fills this role. Gin gets all the kudos and spotlight whilst tonic is sometimes seen to take on the supporting role. But ask any truly honest gin how it really feels about tonic and they might turn to the words of Jerry McGuire and say tonic ‘You complete me.’

We think it’s high time you got to know ‘the other half’. So we pulling back the curtain on three of the movers and shakers in the tonic world.

Introducing in no particular order:


This proudly Australian beverage brand, founded in 2012, has over 20 mixers in its stable. The shining jewel is Capi Dry. The tonic is flavoured with the best quality natural quinine, which gives the tonic water its pleasing bitterness. Low in sugar together with the right amount of lemon, lime and orange essential oils provide this tonic water ticks all the boxes. Capi also offers a range of tonic waters such as the newly launched Melbourne tonic plus some amazing sodas including Capi Grapefruit Soda and the flavour packed Spicy Ginger Beer.

Try pairing Capi Dry with our Intro To Aussie Pack.


Strangelove’s Tonic No.8, is a heavy hitting tonic water. The Indian tonic water is flavoured with premium cinchona extract and citrus peels which really packs a punch. Proudly Australian and bottled in regional Victoria this cool brand specialises in low-cal sodas and premium mixers, and their tonic is hands down one of the most popular in the market for its versatility and subtle flavours.

No 8 is relatively dry too! Strangelove’s Light, Coastal and Dirty tonics are well worth checking out.

Why not try No 8 with our 12 Australian Gin Pack.


Needing no special introduction, Fever-Tree is one of the international big boys. This English tonic is loved world wide. The Mediterranean Tonic Water is a favourite with Australians due to the lower quinine level along with the addition of rosemary and lemon thyme, producing a much lighter, more fragrant tonic.

Beyond the Mediterranean, Fever-Tree covers all bets with Indian and flavoured tonics including Aromatic and Elderflower.

We love Fever-Tree Mediterranean with our Pink Ginspiration Pack.

So if tonic is gin’s life partner does that make garnishes gin secret thing on the side? Don’t get us started on dehydrated citrus seductive ways.

Be sure to check out Gintonica’s range of mixers & garnishes and be sure to throw a couple in your cart when shopping our Gin Tasting Packs.