I can’t get enough tonic syrup. This is by far the best trend to hit gin since gin became cool again.
Straight out of Oklahoma City.
I know, you probably didn’t think of Oklahoma as a hot bed of cocktail incubation. But this is what I love about the craft spirits thing. It’s everywhere. Really. This isn’t just a New York thing. Or a Seattle thing. This thing is going on everywhere. So although Oklahoma doesn’t have a gin yet [do you hear me Oklahomans? I’m anxiously awaiting. Call me!] our nation’s 46th state is contributing to the gin revolution in this country.
Okay, enough with the history you say! How does it taste?
So! How does it Taste? I’m going to reverse things up a bit here and talk a little about how it mixes first.
Strong Tonic advocates a recipe for G&T as followed:
3 parts soda water
2 parts gin
1 part tonic syrup
garnish with citrus
I found this to be an effective and quite good ratio. When mixed with gin, the initial thoughts were a “tad fruity,” “christmas and holiday spices,” “remarkably different than other tonic syrups.”
It makes a good G&T, a tad more sweet than other tonic syrups by volume hence the ratio above.