In the Jun-July issue of Saveur Magazine is an article titled "Summer Cooler." It's basically about the making of the perfect Gin and Tonic, my favorite summer drink.
(BTW, my friend Barb Schaller is featured on page 31 of the same issue with her award winning Jams.)
So, reading about a premium, high quality tonic syrup with which to make my G&T's was too intriguing. I clicked on the websight http://johnstonic.weebly.com/ shown at the bottom of the page. (I get the e-edition) After reading more about it, I ordered some.
It arrived today. Yowza, is this ever great stuff.
Here's the best gin and tonic I've ever had.
Quoting the website "I source organic, natural and fresh ingredients and prepare them in a commercial, state inspected facility. Organic Amber Agave Nectar offers a mild sweetness that allows a premium gin or vodka to stand out, while complimenting the natural Cinchona Bark (Quinine), herbs and spices.
This is smoooooth, I mean really smooooth. I love the herbal undertones to it.
And it even comes with it's own half ounce measuring cup.
To one and a half ounces of gin,
add half an ounce of tonic syrup
and three ounces of club soda.
I'm telling you, I'm traveling with this stuff. I don't think I can go back to "store bought" tonic again.
I have nothing to do with John's Premium Tonic, they don't even know I exist. I just want to share a great find with you.
Here's their recipe snagged from their website.
Classic Drink Recipe
1.5oz. Premium gin or vodka
.5oz. tonic syrup (adjust amount to personal preference)
top off with soda water (I prefer fresh from a soda siphon)
*** If you are out on the town just order a gin or vodka and soda and add 1/2 oz. of syrup and stir!!***
To enjoy on its own, mix a ratio of .5 oz. of tonic syrup to every 3 oz. of soda water.
And that's that