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Odd question I know, but only recently got into gin. I prefer the flavoured tonic water like elderflower. Never noticed these in French supermarkets but then again wasn’t looking. So can I get some en France or do I need to stock up before I go?

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Sorry not seen the like either and Gin is our tipple of choice, so we take elderflower cordial £2 in Tesco. Enjoy JK

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why don't you just goggle supermarkets

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In 'posh' Delis and local fancy Epiceries (in tourist areas) I've seen Fever Tree Elderflower (which is Eau Tonique Fleur de Sureau) but I can't say I've seen it in local supermarkets. I would do as suggested above and take some Elderflower Cordial.

However, one lovely drink is the Non-alcoholic Mojito which is sold in most of the medium size upwards supermarkets (even Sprite do a version) - and mixed with Gin it's an absolute revelation!

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Try mixing gin with KAS Citron or Fanta lemon.

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fever tree elderflower at Carrefour

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Quote: Originally posted by Ewen c on 10/6/2019
fever tree elderflower at Carrefour



Wow that means we may have to find another present for our friend near Le Mans who we stay with on our return journey :) We always arrive laden with G&T, if we haven't drunk it during the rest of the trip. Still, we have lots of quirky gins that she can't get in France
Although the price is a bit eye watering!
G&T is always our post set-up treat on the campsites, now we're using statics we may have to find another excuse!

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Quote: Originally posted by Ewen c on 10/6/2019
fever tree elderflower at Carrefour



For one serving of gin and tonic you must be paying more for the tonic than the gin.

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Still pretty fair, considering the proportion should be 3/4 tonic to 1/4 gin

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Luckily I don't drink the stuff. I stick to the cider. You can sometimes get a 750ml own label bottle for a euro in Super U.
Failing that, wine.
The wife drinks G&T but normal tonic which she has sourced in lidl in France.
There is going to be a mark up as it is from abroad, same as bog standard French stuff gets sold a premium in the UK.

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Much as I thought, we drink the cider and wine too but enjoy a g&t!

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Edinburgh gin do an elderflower gin. Mix with prosecco, or a local French bubbly for a gin fizz.

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Quote: Originally posted by Debs1234 on 10/6/2019
Edinburgh gin do an elderflower gin. Mix with prosecco, or a local French bubbly for a gin fizz.



Edinburgh gin do a raspberry liqueur which the wife likes.

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Quote: Originally posted by Ewen c on 10/6/2019
Luckily I don't drink the stuff. I stick to the cider. You can sometimes get a 750ml own label bottle for a euro in Super U.
Failing that, wine.
The wife drinks G&T but normal tonic which she has sourced in lidl in France.
There is going to be a mark up as it is from abroad, same as bog standard French stuff gets sold a premium in the UK.



Exactly.. when not de-stressing from caravan set-up I love working my way through the €4 rose which - now it is trendy in thr UK is twice the price in our supermarkets!

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