Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Gin and Tonic

Great, warm, sunny day yesterday so I practiced a little for summer and made a gin and tonic with a strange twist.  I made the drink with John's Premium Tonic Syrup, which is an all natural product made in Phoenix AZ.  You can read the ingredients in the picture above.

Not being mass produced and purified the syrup is a dark brown liquid full of quinine. One uses club soda as the effervescent liquid.  It gives the drink a light brownish hue instead of the totally clear drink I'm used to, but the taste is distinct and unique and one I like very much.  Bitter, prickly, a suggestion of sweetness and perfect in a tall glass with some Plymouth gin.

Cinchona courtesy of Wikipedia here.

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