East Imperial created the Royal Botanic Tonic (Elderflower & Ruby Red Grapefruit Tonic) to introduce a subtle brightness to your glass with the refreshing notes of elderflower, combined with the tart taste of ruby red grapefruit and bitterness of sustainably sourced quinine from the highlands of Batavia in Java.
It was created in partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which embodies over 250 years of exploration, discovery, and the pioneering spirit. Kew played an important role in the story of quinine, transporting cinchona tree seedlings from South America to India. This use of this vital medicinal plant eventually led to the greatest cocktail of all time, the humble Gin and Tonic.
This partnership is borne from a shared passion for exploration, discovery, and the natural world. Together we salute the botanists, the explorers, and the rich contribution the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has made to our history. So raise your glasses and let’s celebrate this remarkable history and partnership with the world’s finest Tonic Water.