We’re suckers for GT. But the amount of empty bottles bothered us, so we set out to make our own tonic to reduce the small mountain of plastic we produced. Turns out this homemade tonic is way cheaper and far superior to any tonic we’ve ever tried.
- 150 ml water
- 8 g China bark
- 15g citric acid
- Zest from 2 lemons
- 2 stalks rhubarb sliced diagonally
- 2 allspice seeds
- 2 cardamom pods
- 1 star anise
- 2.5 g sea salt
- 75 g water
- 150 g sugar
Mix everything for the tonic base in a lidded jar. Store in fridge and leave to cold infuse for 2-3 days.
Make the simple syrup by bringing the sugar solution to a simmer while stirring. When all the sugar is completely dissolved, remove from heat. Let the syrup come down to room temperature, then combine with the tonic base.
DO NOT FALL FOR THE TEMPTATION TO TASTE UNDILUTED.
It’s FUCKING HORRENDOUS!
Instead, get your drinks glass, add 4-6ml premium gin, 1 tbsp rhubarb tonic, fill up with water and ice. We used Harahorn pink gin here – it has raspberries in it, and pairs extremely well with the rhubarb.