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The London Essence Company FINE MIXERS FROM DISTILLED ESSENCES

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The London Essence Company uses traditional distillation techniques to create light and elegant drinks for the 21st century. Using distilled essences, imagination and input from leading bartenders, we’ve crafted a range of carefully calibrated mixers with a contemporary edge.


Our entire collection is delicately light and low in calories, with naturally sourced sweetness and no more than 20 calories per 100ml. The result is a more sophisticated flavour profile that flatters discerning palates and allows the distinct notes of a spirit partner to shine through.

  • Classic London Tonic
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    A precise balance of sweet citrus notes, pleasantly bitter quinine and distilled juniper essence. We recommend pairing this modern classic with London dry gins, grain based vodkas and even aged rums.

  • Grapefruit & Rosemary
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    A precise balance of crisp grapefruit oils and distilled rosemary essence, with a hint of quinine. This pairs well with citrus led gins and, if you feel adventurous, discover how it complements the bitterness of aperitifs.

  • Bitter Orange & Elderflower
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    A precise balance of tangy orange oils and distilled elderflower essence, with a touch of quinine. This complements the ever-expanding range of juniper heavy gins, grape or rye based vodkas and, more innovatively, reposado tequilas.

  • Pomelo & Pink Pepper
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    A precise balance of citrussy pomelo notes, the essence of warm pink peppercorn with a touch of quinine. A wonderful complement to enliven citrus gins, or add a touch of the exotic to grain based vodkas.

  • Soda Water
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    A precisely balanced and filtered soda water. Pair with whiskies to create a smooth finish.

  • Rhubarb & Cardamom Soda Water
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    A precise blend of rhubarb juice and distilled cardamom essence delivers an initial taste of candid berry, with a subtle spice finish. A light treat alone, or add to whiskey for a contemporary variation.

  • Grapefruit & Lemon Verbena Soda Water
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    A precise blend of grapefruit juice with a touch of lemon verbena for citrus burst with a dry yet floral finish. Refreshing on its own, or delicious added to white wine for a light spritzer.

  • Spiced Ginger Beer
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    A precise balance of steeped ginger root, background notes of spice and a distilled essence of hops. A wonderful combination with vodka, dark rum, bourbon, or try with añejo tequila for a twist.

  • Delicate Ginger Ale
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    A precise balance: steeped ginger root with background notes of distilled aniseed essence. We suggest pairing this with a variety of blended whiskies or, for a contemporary take, try it with a cognac.

Classic London Tonic
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Our Classic London Tonic features our signature distilled juniper essence, and delivers a premium offering that is designed to perfectly enhance the main feature of the drink, the spirit.

By steeping juniper berries for up to a week prior to distillation, this method allows us to capture the full range of the juniper aromatics into an essence.

The juniper note allows the elegance of your chosen tipple to seep through, aided by a delicate level of sweetness. As unlike many other premium tonics, our collection is delicately light and low in calories, with just a dusting of sugar.

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Aroma

Aromatic pine and citrus notes.

Taste

A combination of fresh, sharp and citrus notes. Zesty lemon and lime peel combined with fresh pine, thyme and a juniper finish.

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Grapefruit & Rosemary
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The notes within this truly aromatic tonic are created by capturing the fresh zing from cold-pressed grapefruit oils.

Our distilled rosemary essence, crafted through a traditional swan neck process, is then skilfully blended to deliver a herbal edge to the tonic.

As with the rest of our collection, this tonic is also delicately light, with just a dusting of sugar. This perfect balance truly elevates the spirit but also delivers a tonic which can be enjoyed alone as a sophisticated beverage, reassuringly low in calories.

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Aroma

A loud fruity aroma that is well balanced by the herbaceous edge of the rosemary.

Taste

An ultra-fresh combination of tangy grapefruit notes, a delicate rosemary note and a sharp citrus and light yet bitter quinine finish.

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Bitter Orange & Elderflower
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Blood orange oils and a rich bitter orange tincture are artfully blended to provide the base for our Bitter Orange & Elderflower Tonic.

To this we add a gentle floral distilled essence, created by steeping and gently heating elderflowers to capture their aromatic vapour.

The subtle sweetness of the elderflower distillate is perfectly paired with the tangy citrus notes of the bitter orange to provide depth of flavour. As with the rest of our collection, this tonic is also delicately light and low in calories, with just a dusting of sugar.

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Aroma

Tangy and fresh orange with subtle elderflower notes.

Taste

Bitter and tangy orange notes are balanced by rich blood orange oils and a hint of elderflower distillate for a floral and honeyed finish.

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Pomelo & Pink Pepper
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The citrus burst of this refreshingly light tonic is created by blending the fresh zing of a pomelo extract with cold pressed grapefruit oils.

To this we add the gentle spice of our distilled pink peppercorn essence, created by gently heating the pink peppercorns in water to release the aromatic oils.

As with the rest of our collection, this tonic is also light and low in calories, with just a dusting of sugar. The perfect way to enliven citrus forward gins for an added pink lift.

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Aroma

A fresh citrus burst with just a hint of spice

Taste

A refreshing combination of tangy grapefruit notes, a delicately spiced pepper note and a sharp citrus and lightly bitter quinine finish.

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Soda Water
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Our soda water has been crafted to create a smooth finish to pair with premium whiskies.

By using a carbon filter to purify our water, we are able to minimise the mineral variations present in many other soda waters.

This enables to create a consistently balanced base, enabling our soda water to truly enhance the most premium spirits.

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Rhubarb & Cardamom
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Our crafted soda combines the earthy tartness of rhubarb and a soft sweetness with subtle aromatic notes from our signature distilled cardamom essence. A pleasure served over ice, or added to vodka or whiskey for a contemporary variation.

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Aroma

Subtle vanilla with round rhubarb and apple notes.

Taste

Gentle, sweet tartness of rhubarb with subtle earthy cardamom.

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Grapefruit & Lemon Verbena
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The notes within this aromatic soda are created by capturing the fresh bitter aromas from cold pressed grapefruit oils. This is blended with a steeped lemon verbena essence, for an added zesty finish. Refreshing on its own, or delicious added to white wine for a light spritzer.

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Aroma

Natural grapefruit essential oils give a rounded aromatic character with a sharp, yet delicate note.

Taste

Brilliantly refreshing, sharp and zesty acidity. A light citrus burst followed by lemon rind and a characteristic sparkle that lingers on the tongue.

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Spiced Ginger Beer
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Our unique Ginger Beer features a trio of ginger extracts to create depth and balance.

This spiced note is further enriched through the careful addition of a chilli extract and the addition of a hop distillate, made from the traditional English variety, “Brewers Gold” adds a light, fruity brewed edge, without the need for excessive sweetness.

The result is a Perfectly Spiced Ginger Beer which is designed to showcase premium vodkas, rums, and agaves.

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Aroma

Ginger with background notes of spice.

Taste

Ginger notes are invigorated with a hint of chilli to create lasting heat, balanced with the subtle blackcurrant fruitiness of the hop distillate.

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Delicate Ginger Ale
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Our exceptional ginger ale has been blended to showcase premium dark spirits to their best advantage.

By steeping ginger root and blending it with ginger oil, we are able to create a base with a delicately spiced character. We moderate sweetness by using just a dusting of sugar.

The addition of delicate liquorice notes from the distilled aniseed essence complement to create a wonderfully rounded mixer.

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Aroma

Gentle ginger, with a touch of aniseed and honey.

Taste

A gentle liquorice taste from the aniseed, a lemon fennel top note, with a subtle spice of ginger to create a rounded flavour.

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Cocktails

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London Essence Company mixers are inspired by tradition but designed for creativity, with balanced flavour profiles that add range and variety to the bartender’s armoury.

Their lightness is designed to accentuate the flavour of the world’s finest spirits, bringing out the best in premium gins, vodkas, rums and other dark spirits; and their distilled essences are perfect for today’s love of the authentic. With lower sweetness and no more than 20 calories per 100ml, they ensure cocktails and mixed drinks remain elegant and light.

Here are a few contemporary combinations; feel free to experiment.

  • G & T with Absinthe G & T with Absinthe
    G & T with Absinthe
    Ingredients

    25ml Juniper Heavy Gin

    2 Dashes Absinthe

    125ml Chilled Bitter Orange & Elderflower Tonic

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    Balloon

    Garnish

    Tarragon Sprig

    Method

    Build over ice

  • G & T with Coffee G & T with Coffee
    G & T with Coffee
    Ingredients

    25ml London Dry Gin

    25ml Cold Brew Coffee

    125ml Chilled Classic London Tonic

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    Balloon

    Garnish

    Orange Wedge

    Method

    Build over ice

  • G&T with Sherry G & T with Sherry
    G & T with Sherry
    Ingredients

    25ml Citrus Heavy Gin

    2 Dashes Manzanilla Sherry

    125ml Chilled Grapefruit & Rosemary Tonic

    Glass

    Balloon

    Garnish

    Olive

    Method

    Build over ice

  • Milano Torino Spritz Milano Torino Spritz
    Milano Torino Spritzn
    Ingredients

    15ml Campari

    5ml Mancino Rosso

    125ml Chilled Classic London Tonic

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    High Ball

    Garnish

    Orange Wedge

    Method

    Build over ice

  • Peach & Verbena Spritz Peach & Verbena Spritz
    Peach & Verbena Spritz
    Ingredients

    40ml Sauvignon Blanc

    10ml Peach Liqueur

    3 dashes Pechyards bitters

    125ml Chilled Grapefruit & Lemon Verbena Soda

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    High Ball

    Garnish

    Lemon Zest

    Method

    Build over ice

  • Islay Spritz Islay Spritz
    Islay Spritz
    Ingredients

    25ml Lagavulin

    10ml lemon Juice

    5ml Sugar Syrup

    125ml Chilled Delicate Ginger Ale

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    Highball

    Garnish

    Lemon Wedge

    Method

    Build over ice

  • Kentucky Highball Kentucky Highball
    Kentucky Highball
    Ingredients

    25ml Bourbon

    2 Dashes Ang bitter,

    4 Dashes Saline

    125ml Chilled Rhubarb & Cardamom Soda

    Glass

    Highball

    Garnish

    Mint

    Method

    Build over ice

  • Jerez Highball Jerez Highball
    Jerez Highball
    Ingredients

    25ml Spanish Vermouth

    125ml Chilled Spiced Ginger Beer

    Glass

    Highball

    Garnish

    Lime Wedge

    Method

    Build over ice

  • Highland Highball Highland Highball
    Highland Highball
    Ingredients

    25ml Blended Scotch Whisky

    125ml Chilled Grapefruit & Rosemary Tonic

    Glass

    Highball

    Garnish

    Lemongrass & Sage

    Method

    Build over ice

  • Cosmo Highball Cosmo Highball
    Cosmo Highball
    Ingredients

    20ml Grain Based Vodka

    15ml Cointreau

    10ml Lime Juice

    125ml Chilled Pomelo & Pink Pepper Tonic

    Glass

    Highball

    Garnish

    Rose Petal

    Method

    Build over ice

  • Zero Proof G&T  Zero Proof G&T
    Zero Proof G&T
    Ingredients

    35ml Ceder's Classic

    125ml Chilled Bitter Orange & Elderflower Tonic

    10ml Lime Juice

    Glass

    Rocks

    Garnish

    Basil Leaves

    Method

    Build over ice

  • Zero Proof Citrus Twist Zero Proof Citrus Twist
    Zero Proof Citrus Twist
    Ingredients

    35ml Seedlip Grove 42

    125ml Chilled Classic London Tonic

    Glass

    Rocks

    Garnish

    Pomelo Zest

    Method

    Build over ice

Stockists

You can order London Essence mixers at many of the finest bars in the UK, and in cities across the globe including Berlin, Paris, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong. You’ll also find it on the shelves of discerning retailers in the UK, including Waitrose, Ocado, Harvey Nichols and The Whisky Exchange.

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“I really like the flavour combinations produced by adding the distilled essence. It means they're not just mixers, but mixers with thoughtful profiles. They are so versatile; they can be paired with any spirit.”

ERIK LORINCZ

Globally Renowned Bartender

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Our Story

Content Spearator Established 1896. Refreshed 2016. Camberwell Green

Established in Camberwell in 1896, THE LONDON ESSENCE COMPANY built a reputation through the early twentieth century for distilling the true flavour of fine fruits and botanicals. Using distillation rather than extraction, it created, delicate and exquisite essences for the capital’s perfume, confectionary and drinks industries.

In 2016 the London Essence archives were discovered gathering dust and the company was refreshed with the aim of reviving their delicately precise methods and reinvigorating today’s expanding drinks universe. The result is a light and balanced range of finely crafted mixers, carefully calibrated to accentuate today’s premium spirits, all inspired by the craft and inventiveness of the original firm.

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