The classic gin and tonic has been around since the British East India Company (British armed forces in India) began serving it as a way to get soldiers to consume quinine, which is an anti-malarial. Quinine in water, also known as tonic, was too bitter so officers mixed in sugar and gin to make it more palatable. We have taken tonic a few steps further and fine-tuned the centuries-old mixer. This recipe creates a beautiful red tinted cocktail that is sure to impress.
PREP: 5 MINS // YIELD: 1 COCKTAIL
| Combine gin and tonic in ice filled highball glass
| Top with sparkling water to taste
| Squeeze in lime and throw into glass
Portland Syrup brews exquisitely flavored lower-sugar mixers using whole botanical ingredients. Each 16 oz. bottle will make nearly a gallon of finished soda, or 16-32 cocktails, depending on your palate.
Ingredients: water, cane sugar, cinchona bark, rosa canina, citric acid.