Quick review: Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Small Batch Tonic
|Gin & Tonic|
Recommended proportions are 1 part tonic syrup to 5 parts of well carbonated soda water.
Sipped on its own, there's a prominent sweetness and the taste is dominated by lemongrass and a nice citrusy tartness. Surprisingly enough, I can't really find much bitterness from the quinine.
Gin & Tonic
60 ml Beefeater Gin
20 ml Jack Rudy Small Batch Tonic
100 ml Club Soda
Store the gin in the freezer and pour directly into a glass with one large ice cube, add the Small Batch Tonic and stir before adding chilled club soda. Stir again gently and garnish with a lemon zest.
The result is a refreshing and delicious drink, but for me the syrup is somewhat too sweet, too heavy on the citrus and lacking in bitterness. Even though I might not think it's ideal in a Gin & Tonic, it's indeed a tasty, well made syrup and should work wonders in other, more suitable cocktails – I'm pretty sure I'll find proper use for it! I noticed on their website that they also have launched "Extra Bitter Tonic" on the UK market, and that sounds more like my cup of tea.