The pros: Trader Joe's Tonic Water is sold in a six pack of small cans. If you enjoy the occasional Gin and Tonic, then this is a good item to keep near your bar.
The cons: If you like this a lot, you'll find these six cans will get pricey quickly.
The verdict: Have you ever had one of those days where you think about what you are going to drink that evening? Perhaps those thoughts have reached your mind at 8:30AM. Judgement free zone here on this blog.
From time to time, I even bring a tonic water with me to sip on (without the gin, that stays at home). I look forward to summer. Some years I look forward to it more than others. I live near NYC, so I can't pretend we have amazing weather here in the summer.
You look at people strangely when they try to explain to you what a "dry heat" is. Native New Yorkers know that most summer days are much like a tropical rainforest. They are so steamy that you are amazed at Mother Natures ability to place that much moisture into air that hot and place it that far above the Tropic of Cancer.
Yes, that is summer in NYC. But days like that you might still find yourself outside sipping on something cool. My summer drink of choice is either a margarita or Gin and Tonic.
If is is just to gross to sit outside with that G&T, then I'll binge watch Netflix. Or in my case, Amazon Prime. My absolute favorite show to sit and watch to this day is Good Eats. That show makes my inner nerd happy.
I absolutely love knowing the history of various thing. But Good Eats got to their fair share of drinks. But they never got to the G&T. That's ok, Ben over at the food blog, Ramshackle Pantry did a series on G&T. He covered everything from how to make the gin, the tonic, and a solid G&T recipe. And yes, he does deep dives into various food topics if you love stuff like that.
If you aren't going to go the route of making your own, then these are reliable and super limey tasting cans. The lime is way more assertive than the bitterness. Best of all, instead of cracking open a big liter bottle, you have enough for 1-2 drinks depending on how bad your day was. And yes, 8 ounces is a nice size to ensure that this item won't go flat.
For $3.99 these are a bit expensive for six cans. But if you are the type who only wants a drink or two, then this saves you from having an entire bottle of tonic from going flat. This is a handy bar item to keep around.
The package of Trader Joe's Tonic Water which is sold in a 6 pack:
The nutritional information:
How Trader Joe's describes this:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I loved the size of these cans. Trader Joe's Tonic Water is perfect for that occasional G&T drinker, so someone who wants just a bit of tonic water without buying a big bottle.
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