Vodka Tonic Classic

Vodka isn’t vodka anymore if you know what I mean and if you don’t then let me explain. There are a number of distilleries creating botanically flavoured vodkas. The be called a gin the primary ingredient Juniper must be present. Penni Ave in Rye on the Mornington Peninsula is distilling delicious botanical vodkas with indigenous ingredients like wattle seed, lemon myrtle and salt bush. They are definitely worth visiting for a tasting paddle and if you buy one of their bottles you can make a delicious version of this vodka tonic cocktail. I predict the vodka tonic cocktail will become a classic!

Ok so you’re craving a gin and tonic well we have that covered with our Juniper Jinn simple syrup botanically flavoured with Juniper coriander angelica and other gin botanicals. If you want to add more complexity to your glass replace the tonic with one of the Strange Love Tonic blends. If this top shelf tonic is of reach, then Fever Tree or Capi will do the trick for that classic cocktail taste.

Vodka Tonic Classic Recipe



  • Add ice to a rocks glass
  • Pour over ingredients and mix with a bar spoon or swizzle stick
  • Garnish with lemon twist

Suggestion: try mixing this cocktail with different craft vodkas, flavoured tonics and simple syrups to find your “vodka tonic classic”. Good Luck and enjoy the flavour journey.



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