Claytons Kola Tonic 1 x 70cl

£9.99

Claytons Kola Tonic is a unique, exotic non-alcoholic tonic made in Barbados.

It’s a refreshing, invigorating drink that can be enjoyed on its own, over ice, as a mocktail base, and even in cooking. And it’s a glorious orange colour. Sunshine in a glass.

It’s Kola, not cola

First things first, Claytons Kola Tonic doesn’t taste or look like cola, though it is made from kola nuts. Think of Pimms, without the alcohol, or maybe a strong cordial, but with a deeper more complex flavour. (That’s thanks to its secret recipe.)

Mocktails to try

Admiral Nelson

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml Claytons Kola Tonic
  • 50 ml English Breakfast tea
  • 25 ml sugar syrup
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • dash of ginger ale

Method:

  • shake everything but the ginger ale together in a cocktail shaker,
  • ¾ fill a tall glass
  • top with ginger ale
  • garnish with fresh lime or lemon

Claytons Grizzly

Ingredients:

  • 25 ml Claytons Kola Tonic
  • 50 ml ginger beer

Method:
Mix in a short glass and serve over ice.

Claytons Daiquiri

Ingredients

  • 25 ml Claytons Kola Tonic
  • 10 ml simple syrup
  • 1 banana
  • juice of half a lime
  • ice
  • maraschino cherry

Method

  • mix all the ingredients in a blender until the ice is crushed
  • pour into a chilled stemmed glass
  • garnish with maraschino cherry

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Description

Claytons Kola Tonic is a unique, exotic non-alcoholic tonic made in Barbados.

It’s a refreshing, invigorating drink that can be enjoyed on its own, over ice, as a mocktail base, and even in cooking. And it’s a glorious orange colour. Sunshine in a glass!

It’s Kola, not cola

First things first, Claytons Kola Tonic doesn’t taste or look like cola, though it is made from kola nuts. Think of Pimms, without the alcohol, or maybe a strong cordial, but with a deeper more complex flavour. (That’s thanks to its secret recipe.)

Mocktails to try

Admiral Nelson

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml Claytons Kola Tonic
  • 50 ml English Breakfast tea
  • 25 ml sugar syrup
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • dash of ginger ale

Method:

  • shake everything but the ginger ale together in a cocktail shaker
  • ¾ fill a tall glass
  • top with ginger ale
  • garnish with fresh lime or lemon

Claytons Grizzly

Ingredients:

  • 25 ml Claytons Kola Tonic
  • 50 ml ginger beer

Method:
Mix in a short glass and serve over ice.

Claytons Daiquiri

Ingredients:

  • 25 ml Claytons Kola Tonic
  • 10 ml simple syrup
  • 1 banana
  • juice of half a lime
  • ice
  • maraschino cherry

Method:

  • blend all the ingredients in a blender until the ice is crushed
  • pour into a chilled stemmed glass
  • garnish with maraschino cherry

In the kitchen

Use Claytons Kola tonic to baste roasting meat or flavour BBQ sauces. Pour it over ice cream or freeze it to make ice cubes with a kick.

Claytons brothers

Bothers John and Adam Claytons blended Kola Nuts from West Africa with other exotic ingredients to create their tonic in Battersea, London, in around 1880. They were probably influenced by the Temperance movement – looking for what to drink when you’re not drinking is nothing new!

Kola nut kudos

The Kola nut contains natural caffeine and theobromine (the stimulating ‘food of the gods’ also found in cocoa and chocolate). In West Africa, it is part of everyday life and is used to boost energy, in traditional healing and ceremonies.

The nut itself is chewed in West Africa but it’s too bitter for our taste buds, so cane sugar is added to the tonic.

Now made in Barbados and distributed around the world, Claytons Kola Tonic has retained its mystical allure for over 130 years.

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg