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#256936 - 11/16/07 01:55 PM Why's the tonic pink?
BrusselSprout Offline
Is quinine naturally pink or do they add dye so the bartenders can easily differentiate? Just curious...

#256941 - 11/16/07 02:20 PM Re: Why's the tonic pink? [Re: BrusselSprout]
Islenutt Offline
I've wondered that for years! I think it's the Fanta brand tonic that is pink. I ordered a vodka tonic at a bar in Caye Caulker several years ago and questioned the color. Tastes just like the tonic I'm used to in the U.S... just prettier. smile

#256944 - 11/16/07 02:29 PM Re: Why's the tonic pink? [Re: Islenutt]
elbert Offline
Its dye added to the Tonic smile Its for the bartender to know the difference between soda and tonic.
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#256949 - 11/16/07 03:12 PM Re: Why's the tonic pink? [Re: elbert]
BrusselSprout Offline
Genius...I'd like some blue seltzer too.

#256954 - 11/16/07 03:29 PM Re: Why's the tonic pink? [Re: BrusselSprout]
Amanda Syme Offline
Once you pop the top off the soda bottles they look generic. The tops identify what is inside the bottle. Once the top comes off all of the bottles are simply fanta bottles with different coloured liquids.

You can tell the difference between soda water and tonic water by the smell (but who wants a bartender's nose in their drink) and also if you shake the bottle - soda water barely fizzes, tonic water comes flying out and gets everywhere.

Yep, used to be a bartender in Belize.

#256962 - 11/16/07 04:32 PM Re: Why's the tonic pink? [Re: Amanda Syme]
BrusselSprout Offline
Strangest thing is how it turns clear in the sun...loses all pink color.

#256964 - 11/16/07 04:45 PM Re: Why's the tonic pink? [Re: BrusselSprout]
SP Daily Offline
You can't count on the tonic being pink...sometimes they add the colouring...sometimes they don't. Surprise!!!

#256968 - 11/16/07 04:52 PM Re: Why's the tonic pink? [Re: SP Daily]
Amanda Syme Offline
So true Jesse.

#256972 - 11/16/07 04:58 PM Re: Why's the tonic pink? [Re: Amanda Syme]
Barnacle Offline
pretty sure ihave seen them change to clear just sitting in the case also.

#256999 - 11/16/07 09:12 PM Re: Why's the tonic pink? [Re: Barnacle]
SP Daily Offline
And what were you drinking???

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