We engaged a food scientist to help with tonic syrup formulations for our DIY customers.  

Whether you prefer the bark or ground powder, alcohol extraction or water, the formulations in this document will help you to produce a tasty tonic within the quinine level recommendations.  Feel free to add your own botanicals and flavouring ingredients, and have fun!

Please note: 

  • This PDF document is FREE with every purchase of any of our cinchona products. It is available to download by scanning the QR code on the packaging of the product when you receive it.
  • If this e-book is purchased without a cinchona product, we will email you the PDF document of this e-book within 48 hours of ordering.
  • A little goes a long way!  Our recipe uses 64g of cinchona to produce approx 14 litres of tonic syrup or 70 litres of tonic water!



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How to Make Your Own DIY Tonic

By: on 28 February 2020
Using the vodka method & the spices supplied in Kit B produced a very nicely flavoured G & T. I would however advise caution when adding the sugar. I do not like a sweet G & T so I only used 1/3 of the suggested sweetening. In my next bottle of syrup I will try 1/5 (you can always add more but you can"take it out).

Good starting point

By: on 2 December 2019
Provides a little bit of background information and an easy to follow recipe for a great tasting tonic water. Would be better if it provided a couple of different recipes, but it does suggest spices you can add to your flavour concentrate.

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