How to Make a Tonic Cocktail

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You don’t need to be a seasoned bartender to know that gin and tonic is a crowd favourite amoung the ranks of legacy cocktails.

We all know it. That popular mix of carbonated water tinged with the bitterness of citrus fruits. Along with the alcoholic punch of that popular spirit sitting atop a bed of ice cubes. It’s an all too common part of our beverage vocabulary.

But even with the best gin or a vibrant homemade tonic water, the addition of lemon juice, sugar syrup, or the flourish of sour salt and a fresh lime, a gin and tonic will always deliver a flavour that is familiar, and wanting of originality.

So why not expand your palate a bit with a new but simple cocktail recipe? Give your tastebuds a break from the standard tonic cocktails we’ve been throwing back for years and explore a tonic drink variety that offers something new.



Tonic water is a remarkably versatile mixer with its complex citrus flavor. A perfect candidate for fresh recipes and aperitif cocktails. Exactly why we’ve paired this classic tonic drink with our signature Pampelle liqueur. A modern recipe that offers a refreshing take on the classic gin and tonic. And a perfect go-to for when you’re after easy cocktails to make.



Beginning with a richly intense base of Pampelle Grapefruit Aperitif, a beautiful blend of citrus tones, natural botanicals and bittersweet essences, and topped with a generous serving of chilled tonic water, Pampelle Tonic lands a remarkably refreshing taste. A flavour sensation that is undeniably reminiscent of a tropical summer scene.



We may have given you the recipe but don’t let that stop you from playing around with it a little bit. More than just adding an aesthetic charm to your drink, garnishes can greatly enhance the flavor profile of aperitif cocktails.

Follow our recipe to the T with a slice of Ruby Red Grapefruit. Double up on citrus flavors with a lime wedge or an orange slice. Or even add a dash of lime juice to give it a bit more of a kick.

And hey, if you’ve always been one to prefer the softer option between tonic water vs soda water, then why not opt for a simple mix of Pampelle Grapefruit Aperitif and sparkling water for a more delicate taste.

pampelle Tonic Recipe

1 part Pampelle

Top up with tonic water

Build over ice into a tall glass.

Garnish with a slice of Ruby Red Grapefruit.

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