Life for Bermondsey Mixer Co began at London gin bar, Two One Four. Nick Crispini & fellow Gin lover Lawrence Mason found that the overpowering taste of Quinine extract, used in most commercial tonics, was smothering the subtle flavours of the gins they were serving. So, work started on what would become Bermondsey Mixer Co.
Cinchona bark, the key ingredient that gives tonic its characteristic bitter taste, is usually substituted by other manufacturers with a solvent extract: quinine hydrochloride/sulphate. At Bermondsey Mixer Co, Cinchona bark is imported directly from South America and used in its natural form. This is why Bermondsey Mixer Co products retain a beautiful natural amber hue.
Bermondsey Mixer Co products are created to be lighter and crisper than commercial tonics, with none of the cloying bitterness, just a lovely warming dryness. A great mixer with Tequila, Vermouth, Vodka & Amaro, why just stop at Gin?