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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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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves.

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  • 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.

  • 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

102 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 28.9g; sodium 1.5mg. Full Nutrition
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