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Meet Jack Rudy Small Batch Tonic

Jed Portman 15 comments

This is Jack Rudy tonic syrup, and it has almost nothing in common with any of the watery, artificially-flavored tonics you've tried before. "When Tasting Table covered us," says creator Brooks Reitz, "I was making it out of my house. The day after the piece ran, I woke up with 400 emails in my inbox. People were saying, 'How can I get it? Tell me more. What is it?' And I freaked out." More

DIY vs. Buy: Should I Make My Own Tonic Water?

DIY vs. Buy Marcia Simmons 4 comments

Tonic water has come a long way from its humble beginnings as an anti-malaria medicine. Everywhere you turn, there's an upscale bar boasting 'house-made' tonic, and some specialty tonics cost more than the liquor you'd mix them with. The simple G&T isn't so simple anymore. But did you ever consider making tonic at home? More

Snapshots from Portugal: White Port and Tonic

Steen Bjørn Hanssen 4 comments

When you think of port, you may first think of the rich red fortified wine, often served after a meal. But White Port, made from white grapes, is relatively cheap and often used in punch bowls and predinner cocktails. More

Taste Test: Tonic Water

Maggie Hoffman 17 comments

Lately we've seen a lot of high end tonics on store shelves and cocktail lists, boasting natural ingredients (real cinchona bark!) and cane sugar or agave for sweetness. Sounds great, right? But how do these newer brands stack up in a blind taste test? More

Small Batch Mixers: Tom's Handcrafted Tonic

Maggie Hoffman 4 comments

The amber color of Tom's Tonic may be unsettling for those accustomed to crystal-clear G&Ts, but the flavor is earthy and rewarding, with intense citrus notes. More

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