There’s nothing like a great gin and tonic - yet common mixers that contain high amounts of sugars can ruin a drink’s taste and quality. Those who want to bring out the best flavor from their gin of choice can do so by topping off their glasses with one of Q Drinks’ superior mixers, made with all-natural ingredients.
The History of Q Drinks
The inspiration for Q Drinks came about just before the company started in 2007, when founder and current CEO Jordan Silbert was sitting in his Brooklyn backyard drinking expensive gin and tonics with friends. At the time, he had discovered that the bottle of tonic water they were using as a mixer contained artificial flavors and preservatives, along with a total of 32 grams of high fructose corn syrup. Compared to the high-quality gin, Silbert said that the mixer - going flat in a plastic bottle with a peeling label - looked out of place. This prompted the idea: Why not make a new, superior tonic water worthy of being combined with an expensive gin?
For four years, Silbert procured ingredients that he thought would work best and made his first recipe for what would become Q Drinks’ now-iconic tonic water in his Brooklyn kitchen, while also working on bottle design plans. After a handful of high-profile bars, restaurants and retailers began purchasing the product in wholesale quantities, Q Drinks garnered press attention and soon larger clients, who also requested new varieties and flavors. Silbert’s longtime friend from childhood - Ben Karlin - helped co-found the company and is currently president.
Q Drinks Company Mission
In creating existing and new Q Drinks products, Silbert said that his goal has always been to tinker with his recipes and procure only the best ingredients through the same methodical process he used to make Q Drinks’ Original Tonic Water.
Benefits of Q Drinks
Unlike most other company’s brands of tonic water and alcohol mixers, Q Drinks’ products are made using a minimal amount of sugar and only natural ingredients - in other words, no fake stuff. Instead, Q Drinks products contain organic agave as a sweetener. Drinks are also high in carbonation.
Top Q Drinks Products
Ready for a night out with some friends and a bottle of fine gin? Check out Q Drinks’ selection of mixers on the Thrive Market:
Q Drinks Tonic Water
Truly bring out the flavor of your finest liquor with Q Drinks’ Tonic Water - the original mixer that started it all! This product contains 10 mg of sodium and 11g carbohydrates and total sugars, and is made using carbonated water, organic agave, citric acid, quinine and, natural bitters.
Q Drinks Ginger Beer
For a slightly more filling mixer, Q Drinks Ginger Beer is a spicy option - made using Tonic Water ingredients, plus ginger extract, coriander, cardamom, lime, orange and, notably, extracts of chili pepper.
Q Drinks Grapefruit
At 100 calories per serving, this relatively sweeter mixer uses a hint of grapefruit extract.
Find Out About the Ingredients Used in Q Drinks
Q Drinks products are healthier options to supplement your liquor compared to those containing artificial flavors - find out more about the ingredients used in these superior mixers below:
Learn About the Amazing Benefits of Ginger
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So Many Healthy Drink Recipes
Q Drinks mixers don’t have to be combined solely with alcohol - here are some suggestions for healthy drinks in which you can use them!