Long Tail, the UK’s only dark spirit-focussed mixer brand, has announced the launch of two new flavours – Hibiscus and Lemon Sour – along with larger sharing bottles, to help you discover dark spirits in a new light.
Long Tail has added Hibiscus (blackcurrant, hibiscus, clove) and Lemon Sour (lemon, orange, gentian) to the range to complement rum and golden tequila, and bourbon, golden tequila and whisky respectively. The portfolio also includes Ginger Lime (ginger, lime, chai), Blood Orange (Orange, grapefruit, bitters), and Island Spice (Chinotto, gentian, spice).
The brand, which launched in 2018, is the brainchild of two life-long friends, Alex and Tom, who have a shared passion for the darker side of spirits. Disappointed by what was available to accompany spirits such as whisky, bourbon, rum and tequila, the pair set about making their own range of mixers.
The aim was to create something different, that was carefully designed to complement dark spirits without overwhelming them, and so the range has been crafted with all-natural ingredients and subtle flavours. The range also has less sugars than other mixer options to appeal to health-conscious drinkers.
Long Tail mixers help to elevate simple serves to something special and are ideal for entertaining at home. The new 500ml format has been designed to make it even easier to share and enjoy the mixers with friends.
The full 500ml range is available online now at www.longtailmixers.com , with Island Spice, Blood Orange and Hibiscus launching exclusively in John Lewis for £1.99 RRP.
The full 200ml range of Long Tail mixers is available online now at www.longtailmixers.com and from select UK retailers including Selfridges and eat17 for £1.30 RRP.
THE LONG TAIL RANGE
Beautifully ripe blackcurrants blended with wild hibiscus and rounded off with a subtle hint of clove. Pairs perfectly with rum and golden tequila.
A sophisticated citrus blend of aromatic sour lemon enhanced by zesty orange notes balanced with bitter gentian. Pairs perfectly with bourbon, golden tequila and whisky.
Classic serve | The Sour
Long Tail Lemon Sour
Build in a highball glass over lots of ice. Stir and garnish with a slice of orange
and a maraschino cherry.
A fresh, green edge of lime is warmed by soft, Jamaican-style gingers, with hidden depths from a mix of chai spices. Pairs perfectly with rum, whisky and bourbon.
Smooth and zesty orange top notes are balanced with a clean and refreshing burst of bitter red grapefruit peel. Pairs perfectly with whisky, bourbon and rum.
Classic serve | Long Fashioned
Long Tail Blood Orange
Build in a highball glass over lots of ice. Stir and garnish with an orange twist
and a dash of orange bitters
The heat of Caribbean spices refreshed by an infusion of bitter chinotto and a burst of botanical gentian. Pairs perfectly with rum and golden tequila.
Classic serve | Island Punch
50ml Golden Rum Long Tail Island Spice
Build in a highball glass over lots of ice. Stir and garnish with a slice of lime and a dash of Angostura Bitters.