Homemade Tonic Water

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Homemade Tonic Water

You can create delicious and natural tonic water at home with our Homemade Tonic Water Kit, which has all the spices and botanicals you need, plus a recipe for making a syrup that you can simply add to soda water and your liquor of choice. It's easy to make and better-tasting than any bottled tonic water. 

The key ingredients in tonic water are cinchona bark, a natural source of quinine, and citric acid, which helps preserve the syrup and adds a tart, refreshing flavor. Our Classic Tonic Water Kit adds lemongrass, cubeb pepper and allspice berries. Our Lavender Tonic Water Kit adds lavender, french thyme and fennel seed. You can experiment with all kinds of delicious botanicals to make your own delicious tonic water. 

 

Homemade Tonic Water

Makes about 1 quart of concentrate, for 30 to 60 cocktails

Ingredients:
1 oz cinchona powder
1/2 cup dried lemongrass 
1/4 cup citric acid (use more if you prefer a more tart flavor)
1 teaspoon allspice berries
1 teaspoon cubeb pepper
zest and juice from 1 orange, lemon and lime
4 cups water
3 cups cane sugar

Directions:

Add all ingredients except citric acid and sugar to water and simmer on low heat for 25 minutes. Allow to cool and strain, first through a sieve and then through cheesecloth.

Add sugar and citric acid. (We include more than you need in our kit, so add it a little at a time to taste). Pour into a jar and refrigerate.

For a gin and tonic, add 1-2 tablespoons homemade Tonic Water concentrate, a finger or two of gin, ice and seltzer water. Stir and enjoy!




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Lynda Meyer
Lynda Meyer

March 22, 2019

Awesome! Can hardly wait to try this.

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