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Tonic Water – Moosecraft Take 1


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 stalk chopped lemongrass
  • 1/4 cup cinchona bark quinine
  • 1/4 cup citric acid
  • 1 tsp alspice berries
  • 1 tsp corriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Zest and juice from 3 limes
  • Zest and juice from 1 lemon
  • 4 cups sugar


  • Combine all ingredients except the sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil for about 20 minutes. Let cool before filtering. Remove the large chunks, then filter out the cinchona bark however you can (see text).
  • Return filtrate to saucepan and add 4 cups of sugar (or to taste) and possibly another 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a boil until the sugar dissolves. Cool before serving.
  • To serve, combine in a rocks glass 1 shot tonic syrup, 1 shot gin or what-have-you. Top with about 3 oz soda water. Serve with lime.