Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tonic water

tonic water - www.healthnote25.com

Tonic water or Indian tonic water is a carbonated soft drink containing quinine that tastes a bit bitter. This soda-flavored beverage was originally made to treat malaria.

Tonic water is mainly used as a cocktail mixer, especially gin and tonic. Manufacturers of soft drinks also make sweetened tonic water and a little lemon perisa. Tonic water brands such as Schweppes, Canada Dry, and Q Tonic.

This drink is called tonic water because it contains quinine that is prophylactic against malaria. Tonic water used to contain quinine in large quantities so it tastes bitter. Cocktails of a mixture of gin and tonics were created by the British East India Company's army so that bitter bitter water could still be drunk.