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Homemade Tonic Water

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"This homemade tonic syrup makes the most delicious gin and tonics. To make a gin and tonic, use 1/2 ounce or so of tonic syrup with 2 ounces of gin and top off with several ounces of soda water. Syrup can stay refrigerated in a resealable container for about 1 month."
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1 h 10 m servings 102
Original recipe yields 24 servings


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  1. Bring water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  2. Reduce heat to low; stir in lime zest, lime juice, lemon grass, citric acid, and powdered cinchona bark. Simmer until cinchona is thoroughly dissolved, about 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; let mixture cool, about 15 minutes. Strain through a colander. Run the syrup through coffee filters or cheesecloth to remove sandy bits of bark.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 102 calories; 0 28.9 0.1 0 2 Full nutrition

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