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It's time to let the Tonic
do the work again.

The Triffid Tonic Company make natural Tonic Water syrup based on the traditional recipe developed in Colonial India.


We concoct our tonics carefully in small batches, using only natural ingredients with zero preservatives, and extract real Quinine alkaloids from Chincona Bark.

Non-alcoholic. Made locally in Melbourne.

What makes our Tonic so special?

Most tonic water you buy is made with synthetic quinine. Quinine is the active ingredient in cinchona bark that was used by early colonisers to the new world as an anti-malarial. The flavour is bitter, and not to the taste of the palate of most. To counter this sugar was added, then gin and the cocktail we know was born. After World War II cinchona became scarce and synthetics replaced the natural ingredient. Tonic water became over-sweetened.


We are changing that. We are completely natural. We source the real bark from Ecuador and extract the alkaloids naturally.


Our tonic is added preservative free. The rich amazing colours are natural and come from our infused botanicals.


We infuse perfectly balanced and paired botanicals to create unique flavours that stand on their own. Add some soda water and you can choose to skip the alcohol. This means everyone can drink the same beautiful cocktail.


You can explore the sources of flavours we create in the "About our Aromatics" page.


We go a step further though. We've worked hard to minimise plastic packaging and work in a full circle sustainable approach. Your tonic comes as a syrup to allow you to choose your strength of flavour but also to the carbon footprint and packaging.


Start with the sampler pack to taste and find your favourites. Experience has shown that everyone has one that just hits the spot for them.



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