The London Essence Company has launched its new Original Indian Tonic Water

Like the rest of the London Essence collection, Original Indian Tonic Water is light and low in calories

Updated on 18 November 2019

The London Essence Company has launched its new Original Indian Tonic Water

The London Essence Company has welcomed a new Original Indian Tonic Water to its collection of exquisite drinks crafted from the finest distilled botanicals to deliver the purest flavours.

The tonic, like the rest of the London Essence collection of tonics, gingers and sodas, is light and low in calories, at under 20kcals per 100ml, with naturally sourced sweetness and no artificial ingredients.

The tonic boasts an aromatic, citrus-forward profile and crisp, refreshing finish. It features a precise balance of lemon and lime, combined with aromatic calamansi extracts, to deliver a unique tropical note, layered with a hint of chinotto and juniper for a bitter tonic finish. 

The Original Indian Tonic Water has been created following the success of The London Essence Company’s signature Classic Tonic, which delivers a contemporary twist on the more traditional flavour profile of tonic water, with a dry and bitter forward profile.

Ounal Bailey, co-founder of The London Essence Company, says: “At The London Essence Company, we have always set out to skilfully blend the past with the needs of today, and continually review the breadth of our range to meet consumer demand. Our Original Indian Tonic perfectly captures the essence of the diverse melting pot of London – elegant, refreshing and easily accommodating for drinkers.”

Andrea Brulatti, UK Brand Ambassador, added: “London Essence’s drinks are a bartender’s dream – aromatic yet elegant in flavour, enhancing a spirit’s profile rather than masking it. The Indian Tonic Water perfectly meets drinkers’ demand for a more approachable tonic, that will offer endless possibilities in creating deliciously light drinks – with or without alcohol.”

The range of London Essence tonics, sodas and gingersThe London Essence range of tonics, sodas and gingers

Founded in 1896 on the banks of the Thames, The London Essence Company developed an unrivalled knowledge and expertise creating exquisite essences for the perfume houses of Victorian London, who stipulated only the finest ingredients for their creations.

Taking these techniques and applying them to the world of food and drink, the company combined the science of distillation with the art of layering flavours to create a range of natural essences with an unmatched depth of flavour and complexity.

The heritage of these Victorian pioneers is the inspiration behind The London Essence Company of today, which pays tribute to the history of its name by crafting luxurious drinks from the purest flavours, selecting only the finest botanical ingredients and gently distilling them to capture their essence.

The use of traditional techniques fuels the creation of light and elegant drinks for the 21st century, thanks to a winning combination of distilled essences and a little imagination, along with some expert input from a number of leading bartenders. The result is a range of carefully calibrated mixers with a contemporary edge – tonics, gingers and sodas that are naturally low in calories, containing no artificial sweeteners, and perfectly pitched to work alongside a wide range of premium spirits, or to create an exquisite drinking experience on their own.

Light, subtle and versatile, the London Essence’s sodas, tonics and gingers are built by design to accentuate the flavours of the world’s finest spirits, bringing out the best in leading gins, vodkas, rums and whiskies – and, thanks to their great heritage and expert production processes, matching them in terms of authenticity and provenance.

The London Essence Company collection includes: Original Indian Tonic; Classic London Tonic; Grapefruit & Rosemary Tonic; Bitter Orange & Elderflower Tonic; Pomelo & Pink Pepper Tonic; Delicate Ginger Ale; Perfectly Spiced Ginger Beer; Soda Water; Rhubarb & Cardamom Crafted Soda and White Peach & Jasmine Crafted Soda.

The full range of London Essence soft drinks is available in leading bars in London including The Connaught Bar, Coupette, The Donovan Bar, Moncks and The Ivy Collection.

It is available to buy at selected Waitrose and Tesco stores, and online at Ocado from £1.85 (500ml).