Most places you go asking for a Gin and Tonic, you will commonly be served a double shot of Gordon’s Gin over ice in a Collins Glass, a wedge of lemon or lime and some industrial Tonic Water either to fill the glass or in a little bottle on the side. We will not argue: that can be a very refreshing drink. Gordon’s is a good Gin.
But why do the small bottles always seem to contain more tonic water than you need? Or worse still, why is the Tonic Water from the large bottle half stale?
A more interesting Gin and Tonic can be achieved by using a more interesting Gin. Such as Hendrick’s , Gin Sul, Monkey 47, The Botanist, or Hayman’s Old Tom Gin. Changing the Tonic part of the equation though is the way to an outstanding or in the case of pHenomenal Tonic syrup, truly pHenomenal Gin and Tonic.
There are a number of new premium Tonic Waters on the market now. We like and respect Fentimans, Fever Tree and 1724. Good stuff all of it, really. But we chose to take a totally different approach.
We don’t do common.
pHenomenal Tonic is a concentrated Syrup to which you can add the Gin of your choice and top up with Soda or sparkling mineral water. We suggest the following ratios for a pHenomenal Gin and Tonic
2cl pHenomenal Tonic syrup
serve over ice cubes in a Collins Glass, stir, enjoy
Why is this better?
We brew a truly special handcrafted Tonic Syrup from all natural, certified organic* ingredients of the highest possible qualities in very limited quantities.
pHenomenal Tonic has very complex flavour profile. It encompasses bitter notes from the natural chinchona, a certain tartness from lemongrass and a full range of different citrus fruit notes. It is sweetened with agave. There isn’t anything artificial to it. We don’t cut corners here.
pHenomenal Tonic is worlds first and only certified organic* genuine indian tonic.
… and your fridge will not be crowded by stale bottles of tonic water.
In contrast to the rather mild „Ginger Ale“
„Ginger Beer“ in the English world defines a drink of distinctive spiciness and a taste of fruity Ginger-notes.
There are some variations:
- Industrial made spicy ginger lemonades that quite often are neither spicy, nor contain too much ginger. Being sweetened mostly with profane white sugar or – even worse – with high-fructose-syrup made from gmo-corn.
- alcoholic ginger beer, being brewed in the UK since the early 19th century.
- Homemade “Ginger Beer” from fermentation of water, ginger, sugar and lemonjuice, aided by the "Ginger Beer Plant", a gel-like matter, consisting of Saccharomyces florentinus and the bacteria Lactobacillus hilgardii, in a symbiotic coexistence.
As exciting as we consider this, it does not lead to a drink, conforming to German food-laws.
Besides, those bottles tend to explode during transport...
In Hamburg, we craft pHenomenal GINGER, a certified organic* syrup that is mixed with soda water right in your glass.
That saves space in your fridge and allows precise dosage of the actual drink.Essentially, our syrup consists of organic* Ginger and Orange juice and is carefully sweetened with organic Agave syrup.
Perfect as a non-alcoholic lemonade, with Rum as Dark & Stormy, with Vodka as Moscow Mule or with Gin as London Buck.
The pHenomenal Glass-doser
Our genius glass-orb-doser not only looks pretty cool, it reliably helps you to add 2 cl of our pHenomenal syrups to your drinks, it's on top a good show at parties or cooking events and can be put into your fridge, savely sealing your bottle of pHenomenal.
The doser comes securely embedded in it's custom-tailored box and is lovingly hand-branded by us. Buy it here!
*Organic-certified by board of control DE-ÖKO 039