Country of origin:   Aus / NZ         Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume

Originating in New Zealand, and now crafted on both sides of the Tasman, Only Bitters are excited to offer Sin-kō-nah's quality tonic syrup: a bittersweet mixer for the discerning drinker.

Following a recipe formulated in the 1820s, the tonic is infused with cinchona bark—the natural source of quinine—imparting a uniquely bitter flavour and distinctive colour. Tonic syrup as we know it was originally concocted by officers serving in British India to ease fever and ward off malaria. Mixed with soda and gin, this highball cocktail became an icon of the colonial Empire. 

Sin-kō-nah tonic syrup returns this refreshing tipple to authenticity, curing thirst and enlivening cocktails—alcoholic & non-alcoholic alike. 

A juniper infusion works beautifully alongside citrus zest and a heavy dose of cinchona bark that complements most gins. Its concentrated quinine content makes this a handy syrup for people looking to play with their ratio of tonic to gin.

Pairing Suggestion: Melbourne Gin Company, West Winds Sabre, Herno, Never Never Southern Strength, Plymouth Navy Strength, or Brogan's Way Royal Blood.

About Sin-kō-nah:

Sin-kō-nah tonic syrup is the product of a small, family-run business based in Auckland, New Zealand. They believe in doing things with care and hand-craft their syrup with locally grown citrus... and local juniper when available! The family comes from orchardist roots and has a policy to support other small businesses wherever possible. One of the characteristics they sought to create in the product are minimal sugar levels—two of the family are type 2 diabetics. They wanted to create a delicious, adult mixer drink that contained no artificial sweetener and are proud to have done so.

Please refrigerate after opening.

Contains quinine.


Barcode # 9369999065836
Brand Sin-Ko-Nah
Shipping Weight 1.0560kg
Shipping Width 7cm
Shipping Height 7cm
Shipping Length 18cm

sin-kō-nah Tonic Syrup

By: on 20 May 2020
Add a dash to your G for a G&T with a kick. Add more to a long soda when you're having an AFD. It's BITTER, not for children or those with childlike tastes.

bitter not too sweet

By: on 13 July 2016
For some drinkers a small quantity is needed to get that bitter bark flavour. Call it dry. Load in more syrup and sweetness too abounds. A real natural product. Delivery of it was professional as well.

Alternative to Alcoholis drinks

By: on 1 June 2016
I have lately been put on medication which does not react well with alcohol Sin-ko-nah is an excellent alternative with a distinctly adult taste

Go-to tonic syrup

By: on 13 November 2015
Of the tonic syrups I've tried, this is my favourite. It's not subtle – the bitterness hits up front and lasts long after the drink is finished, but as a lover of bitter flavours (Campari, etc) this is a box ticker! The colour is terrific too. Have purchased multiple times.

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