We love a good celebrity-owned brand of liquor, from George Clooney’s tequila brand, Casamigos, to P. Diddy’s vodka brand, Cîroc. There aren’t many celebrity-owned gin brands besides Ryan Reynolds Aviation American Gin. Turns out he’s half of a gin and tonic power couple. His wife and “Gossip Girl” icon, Blake Lively, owns non-alcoholic mixer company, Betty Buzz, which makes natural and American, lemon and grapefruit sodas, ginger beer and, of course, tonic water.
Betty Buzz markets its original tonic water as an American-style tonic, a contrast to Indian tonics, which emphasize traditional quinine flavors and less on botanicals. Made with only carbonated water, quinine, citric acid and agave syrup, this is a tonic that would balance well with vodkas, gins like Aviation American Gin or even Scottish gins like The Botanist. Paste Magazine dove deep into each Betty Buzz mixer and found the tonic water to be a moderate blend between sweet and bitter with a curvy fruitiness that they described as adjacent cotton candy that might even pair well with rum. . It is an easy, airy and beautiful tonic that has made a name for itself in the world of blenders.
You can purchase a 12-pack of Betty Buzz tonic waters from the Betty Buzz website for $29.99.