As with all truly good ideas, Split Tree Cocktail Co. began with a cocktail party. We invited our friends and family to taste six different tonic syrups numbered 1 through 6. Did they know they were guinea pigs? Nobody remembers. But the clear winner was Tonic No. 3. So we put it into production and set to work developing more small batch, hand crafted cocktail mixes using whole fresh ingredients, no artificial preservatives, and nothing we can’t pronounce.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is tonic made from? The main ingredient in tonic is chinchona bark, used by British sailors in the 17th Century to help prevent malaria. The sailors would mix the bark with their gin ration, lime and sugar. And so the classic Gin and Tonic was born!
How long will the products last? Split Tree Cocktail Co products are shelf stable for 12 months. Once opened, they keep for 1-2 months in the refrigerator.
How do I use the syrups? Each bottle of Split Tree Cocktail Co. syrup has a delicious recipe on the label. For best results add the syrup last. Simply mix an ounce of syrup and an ounce of your favorite spirit with 3-4 ounces of soda water. Stir gently and enjoy!
Can I use Split Tree Cocktail Co. syrups to make non-alcoholic drinks? Of course! Mix any of our syrups with soda water or water for a refreshing drink.
How many drinks will a bottle of syrup make?Each bottle of Split Tree Cocktail Co. syrups will make between 8-16 drinks, depending on how much flavour you prefer in your drink!
Classic Gin & Tonic
1-1.5 oz of your favourite gin
0.5-1 oz Split Tree Tonic No.3
2-3 oz of soda water
dash of lime bitters
Add ice, gin or vodka and soda water to glass. Pour Split Tree Tonic No.3 over the top and gently stir. Garnish your gin and tonic cocktail with a lime wedge.
English Channel G&T
1 oz of Gin
0.25 oz of Absinthe
0.5 oz St. Germaine
0.5 oz of Split Tree Tonic No.3
2-3 oz soda water
Add ice, gin, absinthe, St. Germaine and soda water to glass. Pour Split Tree Tonic No.3 over the top and gently stir. Garnish with a lemon and lime wedge.