Since 1904, the name Canada Dry has been known for quality beverages and mixers. Canada Dry Tonic Water delivers a clear, sparkling taste with a distinct touch of quinine and is caffeine free. Transform your favorite spirit into a classic concoction and add a refreshing splash of bubbly effervescence with Canada Dry Tonic Water. First created in 1904 by Canadian pharmacist and chemist John McLaughlin, Canada Dry gained much of its popularity during Prohibition as a mixer. Its sweet flavor was the perfect mask for the home-brewed liquor that was common at the time.