Okay, so on one of our flights the flight attendant was looking for my apple juice and pulled out a can of Schweppes Indian Tonic Water. She exclaimed “What the heck is this?? Maybe this plane went to India!” So I had to figure it out since I had never seen that nice bright yellow can of tonic water before—so here is your fact of the day!
Schweppes Indian Tonic Water
Clear, crisp and refreshing in a tall glass with ice and a slice of lemon, or as the ever-popular ‘G and T’. Many other cocktails also rely on Schweppes Tonic for that certain ‘fizz’. Schweppes started producing tonic in the 1870s. It was soon popular with the British in India, as it contains quinine, which was used as a preventative measure against malaria. The amount of quinine in today’s Schweppes Tonic is too small to have any medicinal effect, but it is still highly regarded throughout Europe for its unique taste and style. Weight 1 liter
And did you know that the bark of the quinine tree came from Lima, Peru and Lima, Ohio was named after Lima, Peru because the early settlers were suffering from malaria contracted from the critters in the swamp??? My husband is a walking encyclopedia…….