2 oz. cinchona powder (quinine)
1/2 cup lemongrass (or 3/4 cup fresh)
1/2 cup or less citric acid
1 tsp allspice berries
1 tsp cubeb pepper
zest and juice from 1 orange, lemon and lime.
4 cups water
3 cups cane sugar (use 2)
- Add all ingredients except the citric acid and sugar to the water and bring to a boil, then simmer for 25 minutes.
- Cool slightly and strain through a sieve and then through several layers of cheese cloth.
- Add sugar and citric acid to taste.
- Use 1-2 tbsp concentrate (I use 3), add gin and soda water. Stir.
You can find these ingredients online or you can buy a convenient kit with everything you need (except the fresh fruit, water and sugar) from Oaktownspiceshop.com.
This is a real quinine tonic drink!