Recipes

How to make Proper Tonic

  1. Measure your preferred sweetener - we recommend 120g Caster Sugar or 90g Honey or Agave Syrup into a large sealable container (min. 500ml)
  2. Add 325ml cold water and mix well
  3. Pop in a tonic bag, close the container and shake well to start the infusion.
  4. Refrigerate for 24 hours.
  5. Remove bag, squeeze gently and decant syrup into a bottle or jug
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Storage Instructions

Your tonic syrup can be stored in the fridge for up to three weeks.

Cocktails (How To Enjoy Proper Tonic)

Gin

Gin & Proper Tonic

  1. Fill a Highball glass with ice
  2. Add 50ml Gin
  3. Add 25ml Proper Tonic syrup
  4. Stir well to blend
  5. Pour in 100ml sparkling water.
  6. Give it a gentle stir to combine and retain the fizz
  7. Serve with a garnish if you fancy.
  8. Enjoy!

Gimlet

  1. Add 50ml gin and 25ml Distiller's Delight Proper Tonic syrup into a shaker with ice
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled Martini glass or an Old Fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Vodka

Vodka & Proper Tonic

  1. Fill a Highball glass with ice
  2. Add 50ml Vodka
  3. Add 25ml Proper Tonic syrup
  4. Stir well to blend
  5. Pour in 100ml sparkling water.
  6. Give it a gentle stir to combine and retain the fizz
  7. Serve with a garnish if you fancy.
  8. Enjoy!

Rum

Rum & Proper Tonic

  1. Fill a Highball glass with ice
  2. Add 50ml Rum
  3. Add 25ml All Things Nice Proper Tonic syrup
  4. Stir well to blend
  5. Pour in 100ml sparkling water.
  6. Give it a gentle stir to combine and retain the fizz
  7. Serve with a garnish if you fancy.
  8. Enjoy!

Whiskey

Whiskey & Proper Tonic

  1. Fill a Highball glass with ice
  2. Add 50ml Whiskey - we like Bulleit but other Bourbons are good too
  3. Add 25ml Lavenderlicious Proper Tonic syrup
  4. Stir well to blend
  5. Pour in 100ml sparkling water.
  6. Give it a gentle stir to combine and retain the fizz
  7. Serve with a garnish if you fancy.
  8. Enjoy!

Jack, The Scottish Mixologist's "Proper Refreshing" Whisky Highball

Loving the whisky highballs at the minute and something I like mixing with whisky that has some smoke about it is tonic. Something else I'm also a fan of is making stuff myself. While I can't make whisky myself (pockets aren't quite deep enough), @propertonic have been able to help with the tonic.

Providing tonic tea bags, there's a range of options like citrus and floral to name a few but my choice is aromatic. I've got a highlight dedicated to it but it's super simple. Mix it with water and sugar and you get a cordial. Mix that with soda and you've got tonic (watch out fever tree).

Mixing that with the berry heavy Raasay While We Wait single malt, a bit of honey sweetness from Burning Barn, cherry, mint and lemon for balance. It's fresh, fruity and perfect for long sunny days.

  1. 40ml Isle of Raasay Distillery - While We Wait 2018 Release
  2. 20ml Burning Barn Rum - Honey Rum Liqueur
  3. 30ml Aromatic Proper Tonic Cordial
  4. 5ml Starlino Cherries Marasca Syrup
  5. 10ml lemon juice
  6. 7 mint leaves
  7. Soda top up
Check out Jack's original post here, go on, give him a like