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Meet Jack Rudy Small Batch Tonic

This is Jack Rudy tonic syrup, and it has almost nothing in common with any of the watery, artificially-flavored tonics you've tried before. "When Tasting Table covered us," says creator Brooks Reitz, "I was making it out of my house. The day after the piece ran, I woke up with 400 emails in my inbox. People were saying, 'How can I get it? Tell me more. What is it?' And I freaked out." More

DIY Tonic Water

If you're unhappy with the flavor of commercial tonics and like to geek out in the kitchen, DIY tonic is a lot of fun. This basic recipe goes well with gin and is a great starting point for playing with your own unique herb and spice combinations. More

Taste Test: Tonic Water

Lately we've seen a lot of high end tonics on store shelves and cocktail lists, boasting natural ingredients (real cinchona bark!) and cane sugar or agave for sweetness. Sounds great, right? But how do these newer brands stack up in a blind taste test? More

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