There is a new, highly anticipated entry into the catalog of Logotec personalized glasses: the gin and tonic glass. You have probably already enjoyed this aromatic cocktail that is perfect for aperitifs. But maybe you don't know all the details of its history ... if the topic interests you, read on: you may discover something new!
WHAT ABOUT TONIC WATER?
Think that even tonic water was born as a medicine! In the 17th century, the Spanish settlers of the New World saw that the natives treated fever by using the bark of the Cinchona tree - a natural resource that the Jesuits brought to Europe as a cure for the plague. In 1736 the British discovered that this resource - which would take the name of "quinine" - was particularly effective against malaria. Thus it was that the quinine-based "tonic" drink quickly spread all over the world.
The flower of the Cinchona quinine tree
The turning point came in 1794, when the German inventor and entrepreneur Johann Jacob Schweppe, combining sweetener and carbon dioxide, obtained the drink that we all know today - does the Schweppes brand mean anything to you? Yes, it was Schweppe who founded the first and most renowned tonic water factory!
Vintage advertisement for Schweppes tonic water