Made for good days
Infused with happy
Look, you can’t officially list ‘happy’ as an ingredient, but we believe you can taste it in our drinks.
Because we love what we do, we don’t mind spending months on end getting a recipe just right. It could take years and we wouldn’t mind, because nothing makes us happier than producing drinks that surprise and delight.
We keep it honest
AustralianOur drinks scene is having a moment, and the world is watching with envy. We’re humbly doing our bit by putting a new Australian twist on the classics and celebrating flavours you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
NaturalHere’s the thing about synthetic ingredients: they overshadow the other flavours in your glass, and they aren’t great for you either. We carefully balance natural ingredients that mix well with spirits and taste great too.
SimpleYou don’t have to be a world-class bartender to mix with us – our products are made to let the spirit shine (and they’re also addictively sippable just as they are). Drinking with us is as simple as a good spirit, a bottle of Long Rays and a garnish.
CommunityYou can’t make a great mixer without talking to the people who craft great spirits. So we test all new recipes with local distillers we consider to be arbiters of taste, and only release drinks with their seal of approval.
Considered‘Is this the kind of drink we’d always want to have on hand?’ By asking this question, we ensure every drink we create has a clear role to play in everyday life. We promise not to overwhelm you with products made ‘just because’.
Created in Queensland by
‘the tonic guy’
That’s what most people know Shiv as, because it was his quest for the perfect tonic that started Long Rays. You see, he had happily imbibed G&Ts all over the world, and found Australian gins had their own characteristics that weren’t being celebrated by mainstream and imported tonics. So he said goodbye to a steady 9–5 gig to create the missing piece of our craft gin scene. A year later, Australian Premium Tonic was born. As our range grows, his ‘tonic guy’ nickname has stuck because it’s through our tonic that folks first got to know him.
Shiv is a humble guy who isn’t too proud to bring others on the journey, and that’s the secret behind our drinks. From distillers to bartenders and the real people who drink our products, he is always asking for feedback on what people actually want to drink. Through this research and close collaboration with distillers, Shiv is also bringing a community of spirit producers together.
He is also a dreamer, forever in pursuit of the perfect moment. And that’s how we got our name Long Rays; after those carefree moments under the long rays of the afternoon sun. Just like a good drink, you never want those moments to end.
Having jumped the fence from drinker to maker, there is no going back for Shiv. The tonic guy has found his calling, and he has more than one trick up his sleeve. Stay tuned for new product announcements soon (sign up at the bottom of this page to make sure you don’t miss them).
“Thanks for getting behind our story – you clearly care about your drinks. Explore our range and be inspired to mix the perfect drink.”
Shivam Reddy – Founder