“It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday, the regular crowd shuffles in. There’s an old man sitting next to me, makin’ love to his tonic and gin.” It’s odd to me that the phrasing of such a popular song (“Piano Man”) is so immediately screwy. “Tonic and gin,” rather than gin and tonic, to rhyme with “in.” Yet we all sing it, as if Mr. Joel is saying just a normal thing. C’est la vie.
Anyway, the candle we’re talking about today is called “Tonic of Gin,” which is a whole other thing entirely. It’s a collaboration between Distillery Botanica Gin and Lumira, and here’s how Lumira describes it: