Country of origin: USA Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume
Important note about this item: Current stock of this item has a Best Before Date of July 2018. Please note special pricing. (This means optimum flavour may start diminishing after the end of July).
Tonic syrup, historically called quinquina or calisaya, contains quinine from the cinchona tree. Originally from Peru, when quinine was discovered to ward off malaria, colonizers quickly smuggled cinchona cuttings back to Europe, India and Indonesia. The British began adding tonic syrup to gin to help disguise the bitterness, and then developed a taste for the mixture, thus leading the way for the Gin & Tonic we love today.
Finely cut bark simmered in organic cane syrup yields earthy flavors and an amber colour.
Add ½ ounce to a highball glass with 2 ½ ounces of soda water, a shot of your spirit of choice and ice; top with a lemon or lime slice.
Please refrigerate after opening (unlike Bitters)
Once opened, a bottle of Small Hand Foods syrup can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on storage conditions. Temperature, frequent opening and closing, and local bacteria and yeasts can all affect the life of an opened bottle of syrup. Kept refrigerated and used only now and then, as they might be in someone's home, syrups may last a couple months. Kept at room temperature and used frequently, as they would be in a bar setting, bottles will usually last a couple of weeks. In either case, it's easy to tell when syrup has gone off: if it develops mold, gets fizzy, or smells like cider vinegar, throw it out. Small Hand Foods syrups are made from food, so treat them as such and your cocktail experience will benefit!