Speed Craft Tonic Syrup

$18.99

5 in stock

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Every syrup maker seems to have magically discovered a long lost family recipe for making the "World's Best Tonic Water." What makes tonic taste like tonic? Quinine. Quinine is a very distinctive alkaloid that primarily comes from the bark of the Cinchona tree, and the taste? It tastes like tonic water. Speed Craft tried to make a tonic syrup that tastes like the great tonic waters of Europe using cinchona bark instead of pure quinine. However, after months of experimenting, couldn't pull it off. Trying to figure out why the tonic syrup tasted muddy and overly astringent, it was learned that quinine isn't water soluble. You can boil cinchona bark for a month and all you'll have is hot wet cinchona bark. Oh, and tannins. Lots and lots of tannins. That's what tastes so astringent. The nice thing is that quinine is alcohol soluble (it's also soluble in formaldehyde, but who would ever want to drink that?). So in 2011 they launched a tonic liqueur. Though it's great, people kept on asking for a non-alcoholic version, so they went back to the drawing board. After a long and exhaustive search, they found a producer of all natural quinine extract. Now Speed Craft could tackle that tonic syrup!

5 in stock

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Every syrup maker seems to have magically discovered a long lost family recipe for making the “World’s Best Tonic Water.” What makes tonic taste like tonic? Quinine. Quinine is a very distinctive alkaloid that primarily comes from the bark of the Cinchona tree, and the taste? It tastes like tonic water. Speed Craft tried to make a tonic syrup that tastes like the great tonic waters of Europe using cinchona bark instead of pure quinine. However, after months of experimenting, couldn’t pull it off. Trying to figure out why the tonic syrup tasted muddy and overly astringent, it was learned that quinine isn’t water soluble. You can boil cinchona bark for a month and all you’ll have is hot wet cinchona bark. Oh, and tannins. Lots and lots of tannins. That’s what tastes so astringent. The nice thing is that quinine is alcohol soluble (it’s also soluble in formaldehyde, but who would ever want to drink that?). So in 2011 they launched a tonic liqueur. Though it’s great, people kept on asking for a non-alcoholic version, so they went back to the drawing board. After a long and exhaustive search, they found a producer of all natural quinine extract. Now Speed Craft could tackle that tonic syrup!

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