The Gin & Tonic is not a difficult drink to make—the ingredients are right there in the name. A little gin, some tonic, a glass full of ice and maybe a wedge of lime. And yet, there’s still an easier way to consume the simple cocktail. Canned G&Ts have been popping up in recent years from companies like Cutwater Spirits and Greenhook Ginsmiths. Now, there’s one more.
Actually there’s two: Bombay Sapphire & Tonic and Bombay Sapphire & Tonic Light. Both were created by Master Distiller Dr. Anne Brock and Master of Botanicals, Ivano Tonutti, who refined the G&T formula for a ready-to-drink can. The final products contain no artificial flavors or colors and sport a crisp, citrusy taste that is best enjoyed straight out of the fridge.
In a partnership that no one saw coming, Bombay Sapphire teamed up with Bill Nye (yes, the science guy) to celebrate the launch and to explore the science behind why gin and tonic taste so good together in a series of fun videos. Expect notes on “bubbletivity” and the many gustatory and olfactory sensations produced when the juniper-forward spirit meets the quinine-laced mixer.
Cans of Bombay Sapphire & Tonic and Bombay Sapphire & Tonic Light are available in four-packs; they’re hitting shelves nationwide this month and are also available online via Drizly.