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Tonic Syrup


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Tonic Syrup

Gustavo Glenmorangie | Oct 14, 2010 03:13 PM

I've been playing around with making tonic water syrup this year. Working from a lot of recipes floating around, I've settled (for now, anyway) on one that I really like:


GG's G&T Tonic Syrup

Mix together in a small bowl

2 1/4 tsp Chinchoa bark
1 1/2 tblsp Everclear 151

Combine, cover, leave overnight

The next day combine:

2 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
20 Cardamon pods crushed
6 juniper berries
1/2 tsp corriander seed
4 lemon grass stalks chopped
1 tblsp citric acid (I've used up to 50% more and it definitely has a more acid zing, but I prefer the 1 tbs.)

zest and juice of one orange
zest and juice of 2 large Meyer lemons
zest and juice of 2 limes

Add the Chincoa-alcohol slurry.

Simmer covered for 45 min
Leave overnight
Strain through coarse sieve, fine sieve then through a coffee filter. There's a lot of crud in here, it's hard to strain.

Mix with seltzer 1:4 or, more to the point, with gin 1:1:4.

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