Party Like It's 1919
What's in a bottle of tonic water? Sure, there's quinine, but there's also gross stuff—like high fructose corn syrup. Collective shudder. When flavor buff Tory Pratt learned what horrors lurked within the modern mixer, she set out to do a little research on how the OG drink was made. Years later, these delectable pre-prohibition-style syrups are the fruits of her labor.
Try her tonic with gin and a splash of club soda for a fresher take on a classic, complete with fragrant citrusy notes. The grenadine, made with real pomegranate, makes a vibrant addition to Tequila Sunrises, and a little of her rich, caramelly take on a simple syrup goes a long way. (One bottle of the dark, double-simmered elixir holds enough to make 32 Old Fashioneds.) Lovers of history and booze alike will appreciate Tory's exhaustive research. After all, the results are tasty. Made in small batches in Washington, DC.