Why We Love Adding Citrus to Our Tonic Waters

When it comes to creating exciting drinks brimming with flavour, one thing we all love is citrus.

Oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and more, can all be used as integral ingredients to make something tasty and refreshing.

Here at Lixir Drinks, we understand why so many people love these flavours, as we do ourselves. That’s why we have created a wide range of tonic waters infused with the unmistakable zing of citrus.

Citrus is found in many alcoholic beverages. From a slice of lime in your beer to a dash of lemon in your gin and tonic. With our citrus-infused tonic waters, you can fill your drink of choice with a burst of flavour and always make it that extra bit enjoyable.

In this guide, we’re going to delve into why citrus is so important and take a closer look at some tonic waters which can provide the exciting taste of citrus fruit.

Let’s take a look.

The Power of Citrus

When you think of citrus fruits, what comes to your mind?

It is the natural acidity and tanginess that always provides a refreshing and palate-cleansing sensation with every taste?

Or perhaps it is the bright and vibrant nature of these fruits and the stunning colours they can add to any plate of food or drink you are choosing to consume.

Focusing solely on drinks, when most people sit down with an alcoholic (or alcohol-free) beverage, they are doing so to feel refreshed and quench their first.

Citrus is ideal in this situation, as it helps to pack a punch and sends a burst of flavour that always adds an extra something to every sip.

Not only that, but citrus fruits are also packed with health benefits. Citric acid which is naturally found in all citrus fruits has some great qualities, such as being packed with antioxidants and minerals that are great for the body.

This makes enjoying a dash of citrus in your favourite drink a win-win situation.


5 Reasons Citrus Makes a Great Flavour Addition to Tonic Water

It Enhances the Taste

Let’s start with the big one.

When adding citrus-infused tonic water to a drink, you are adding an exciting flavour, and this is sure to enhance the entire experience.

Whether you love a sour kick of a lemon, or the sweet tang of a grapefruit, you can find the flavour you desire and use it to create the perfect drink with the help of citrus flavouring.

Citrus is acidic, and this is ideal for use in beverages where it can add an extra kick to an already tasty beverage.

It Provides Some Balance

One of the reasons that citrus does go well in alcoholic beverages is that it provides a great balance throughout the drink.

While many alcoholic drinks such as cocktails can taste sweet, or bitter, the flavour profile of citrus fruits can offset this and work with the other strong flavours to create a lovely combination.

This allows there to be no overriding taste, and instead, your drink can be a harmonious combination that offers plenty of different tastes throughout.

It Allows you to Experiment

Who doesn’t love trying something new in your drink?

While you may be a lover of a classic gin and tonic, it can be exciting to experiment a little and try an extra flavour to really jazz up your tastebuds.

Adding a dash of blood orange, or a hint of pink grapefruit, can transform your drink and turn your favourite tipple into something new and refreshing.

Citrus fruits are versatile, and each different flavour profile offers something new, so it’s always a great idea to try a wide range of different tastes to find your perfect match.

It’s Exciting for All the Senses

Citrus fruits offer much more than just great taste. They are a sensory experience that covers many different areas.

Firstly, there is the smell. Who doesn’t love the sweet aroma of lemons in your drink as you go to take a sip?

As you sit in the sun enjoying a cold drink, the aroma that comes from these drinks makes the whole experience a little bit more enjoyable.

Not only that, but the bright and vibrant colours that the different tonic waters provide in each drink it is added to is also a lovely extra and one that can make each glass really stand out.

It Adds Something Different

Citrus fruits are a great way to put a little something different to your alcoholic beverage.

Whether it is changing the colour, or adding a sour kick to the flavour, it is ideal for spicing up drinks and wowing guests.

All of your favourite tonic water-based drinks can be customised with different citrus flavours and turned into exciting new inventions, with each drop adding something a little different and taking the flavours in every sip to a whole new level.

people enjoying elderflower and lemon tonic water and gin

Citrus Infused Tonic Water from Lixir Drinks

Here at Lixir Drinks, we know the power a good mixer can have on a drink, and that’s why we formulate all our flavours to really pack a punch.

We have a wide range of citrus flavoured tonic waters, and here are three you can use to enhance your favourite beverage today:

  • Pink Grapefruit Tonic Water – This is a great way to brighten up your glass and add a zesty kick to your drink. Our newest fruit flavour matches perfectly with vodka and gin and always gives off a lovely aroma.


  • Blood Orange & Cinnamon Tonic Water – These two flavours have been combined to provide a stunning journey for your tastebuds. It all starts with an orange citrus kick before the warming cinnamon slowly comes into play. This is a delightful tonic that goes really well with whisky, amaretto, and spiced rum.


  • Elderflower & Lemon Tonic Water – This is a real crowd-pleaser every time it is added to a drink. Another delightful combination, with the zesty lemon partnering with the aromatic elderflower to leave a lovely, rounded drink that is ideal when paired with gin, vodka, and white wine.

Want to browse our great selection of tonic water, then why not head over to our shop today and pick your perfect mixer today?

Or, if you have any questions, get in touch with our team who are always happy to help.


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