DID YOU KNOW: Even Perrier has jumped into the flavored waters business? In addition to the classic, heavily mineral-infused sparkling water, you can also sip on three fruit-flavored versions. Give them a try in lieu of club soda or tonic water in your favorite cocktail to see how things change. Thoughts follow.
Perrier Lemon – Slightly medicinal aroma, more of a bitter lemon peel character than I was expecting. Lots and lots of mineral character shining through. Might make an interesting tonic substitute. B
Perrier Lime – A considerably stronger citrus presence than lemon, with clearer and more persistent character. Slightly sweeter, it would pair well with a mild gin. B+
Perrier Grapefruit – Very strong nose, almost like a grapefruit soda. Much milder than expected on the body, which comes across as more orange than grapefruit. Probably the most natural tasting of the bunch — it blends the best with Perrier’s heavy minerality. Probably my favorite of the group. Works very well in lieu of a splash of club soda in an Aperol Spritz! B+