Cinchona Bark - 4 oz

Originating in Mexico, our cinchona bark is an essential ingredient in making tonic concentrate for Gin Tonic.  It contains quinine, which provides bitterness for the drink.


To make your own tonic concentrate:


Tonic Syrup Concentrate


Yields about 1 pint.  


2 tablespoons cinchona bark
2 tsp citric acid
1.5 cups sugar


In a medium saucepan, combine the cinchona bark and 2 cups water. Simmer, covered, for 25 minutes. Remove from heat and strain the liquid to remove the solids. Allow the mixture to rest for at least 30 minutes, then decant carefully, pouring the clear liquid off and leaving behind and discarding the grainy particulates that have settled to the bottom.  Add ¾ cup sugar and 1 tsp citric acid for each 1 cup of tonic collected. Seal in a jar and refrigerate until needed.



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