Diy Tonic

Jeffrey writes –

I posted instructions on how to make your own tonic water for cocktails on my blog. Back before tonic (or “quinine water”) became flavorless and overly-sweetened by high-fructose corn syrup, it was a lovely rustic beverage – quinine was used to prevent malaria – consumed by the British in India.
Anyway, it’s a simple recipe and with the right gin it makes one of the best gin-and-tonics you’ve ever had. Just in time for summer!

It’s interesting to learn a bit more about the beverage. Considering the quality of store-bought versions – the “tonic” moniker didn’t make much sense until now. How to Make Your Own Tonic Water

Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

  • JP

    I’m suddenly finding myself thirsty… Last summer was all about Pimm’s Cups. I think this summer may be back to gin and tonic.

  • Dr.FeelBad

    Be careful not to have too much quinine as it is ototoxic(ear damaging). If you start experiencing vertigo or tinnitus, then you may want to switch back to vermouth(So you can get dizzy and start hearing phantom sounds the way god intended).