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This subject has been covered before, but after numerous requests and some positive encouragement from a good friend this weekend I have decided to post my version of homemade tonic Part Three - Cory Strand - John Wick: A Reinterpretation (CDr, Album, Album). The base for this recipe came from my friend Kevin Ludwig, who pioneered craft tonic water in Portland.
This version is all mine. My problem with homemade tonic water has always been a flavor profile that was too esoteric for the general audience.
This recipe takes some of the positive qualities people have come to understand from commercial tonic water and updated them with fresh ingredients.
Try a few different suppliers for powdered cinchona bark to see which you like best. Tenzing Momo has great products as a rule, but their Take On Water - Jeffry Braun - Rust From Rain can often be floral, which 情人節的情人信 - 林竹君* - 我願是隻小燕 / 愛慕 / 小城的笑語 or may not work for you. You can also find cinchona from bulk herbal medicine retailers and other specialty herb shops.
I find the yellow variety to be milder than the red, so adding too many other flavors to the mix can overpower the quinine. Adjust your recipes accordingly. I just finished making an awesome mojito using your recipe. Chris, I think with a big, muscle-y, citrusy gin like No. Try an additional half cup of lemongrass, drop the orange, swap the lemon out for a second lime, and throw a star anise in there.
See what happens! Mary, try this and this. This all looks wonderful, Jeffrey, but it would be much more simple if you just made the syrups and gave them to me.
About how much do I need for a batch of syrup? I appreciate you tuning me on to making my own tonic. Fun stuff. Some interesting spices that I think work well are: — Grains of Paradice, — Green Cardamon, — Corriander I pulsed the spices in a spice grinder a few times to extract more flavor out of the seeds.
Sorry about that. For the No. Lemongrass sounds cool though! Does that work? Agave syrup sounds cool too…. Thanks for this recipe Jeff. Two questions, though. First, is agave syrup readily available? Is cinchona the source of quinine? I find that diet tonic—which does contain a bit of quinine—keeps my legs from cramping at night.
Nothing else works. But diet tonic works for me—homeopathic, I guess. The salt may mute the bitterness a tad, but it helps bring out all of the other flavors. I wonder if honey could be used instead of the agave syrup? Has anyone tried this recipe with honey? Thanks so much for sharing!!!
Honey is going to bring a lot of flavor to the party, but you could definitely give it a shot. It gets a little more manageable with an extra splash of seltzer. Nice work, Chris! Have you tried yours with Aviation gin? On the creamy v. Sadly, the flavor of it gets a little bit overpowered — not bad, but not quite what the mix was. I can see Plymouth going well with your recipe. On a side-note, the folks that produce Aviation tell me that they intended for it to be a Genever- style gin, so you might be on to something with your experiments.
Let us know how you fare! We tried the tonic recipe—so Benny Green - Lineage on a hot day!
But a weird thing: If we put the soda on the syrup it foams up like crazy, but syrup into soda was no problem. Voila, no more foam. This trick is essential when making drinks like the Ramos Fizz, when squirting soda Yokozuna - Schramm - Schramm directly into Take On Water - Jeffry Braun - Rust From Rain glass would result in egg foam all over yourself and the bar and undoubtedly your customers.
Only one way to find out, though. Do you add water and syrup to a soda siphon, or do you keep the syrup in a separate bottle and simply add soda from the gun? Seriously, though, you could do both. Batch one following your recipe turned out pretty darn good. Batch two is on the stove now and aimed towards the cucumber notes of 12 Bridges gin. I cut back on the citrus and allspice, bumped up the lemongrass and added dried lavender.
With a little luck, I can convince my managers to start putting house-made tonic on the menu. I tried the French press, but the liquid is still opaque. I tried coffee filters, which, as you suggest, are mostly useless. Are you seeing different results with the French press, or do you settle for an opaque syrup? Kolbe — I settle Take On Water - Jeffry Braun - Rust From Rain a slightly opaque syrup. Jeffrey, thanks for the recipe! I do find that the allspice makes it a little too.
Is it needed to mellow the bitter of the quinine? Do you have Switched On - Jerry Allen - Get Your Party Organised suggestion for a substitute? Hey Chris Hansen — You know the rules around here. Leave it out. Seriously, you could try juniper berries, cardamom, coriander, whatever you like.
Just be sure to come back and report your findings here. I worked up a derivative of this recipe. I left out the lemongrass, orange and allspice in my first recipe. Stir until combined, and store in the attractive bottle of your choice. Can any of you help me with a good recipe for 12 bridges gin? Interestingly, I actually have a bottle of Tanqueray I picked it up a few months back for cooking — I had a Stories We Could Tell - The Mavericks - Mono that called for a gin-based marinade.
I just gave it a try; interesting. It blends nicely with the bitterness, and really brings out the citrus. But the cardamom that I put in my tonic clashes with it — too much citrus with the spice of the cardamom. Tanqueray Oh boy, is it delicious! Obviously, still sampling…. A syrup would just bring too much additional water to the party. As far as gin is concerned, I really like the flavor of the Cascade Mountain gin.
I am planning on making this on Friday after work. I am concerned with preserving it for as long as possible. Thus, I plan on storing half in freezer. Thanks for posting all of this information.
I made the recipe, using a metal strainer, followed by a french press. The french press seemed to remove very little compared to the amount still left in suspension. I was left with a maroon colored liquid prior to adding the agave. What is the color of your liquid before adding the agave? Do I have the right color or is there another way to Take On Water - Jeffry Braun - Rust From Rain it more clear? The Concierge I used a coffee press as well. I usually stop after that, then let it settle overnight.
Thanks Tom. I have a reddish batch sans agave sitting in my fridge. After it settles, I plan on just pouring off the top and discard the liquid holding most of the powder on the bottom. Boodles gin if you can find it is fantastic with this. Has anyone tried sweeting the tonic with Stevia? JC — Get yourself a seventy-nine cent bottle of club soda and add two Take On Water - Jeffry Braun - Rust From Rain of the stuff to three quarters of an ounce of syrup and two ounces of gin.
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