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I'm always looking for cocktail mixers on Amazon.com that I can order to save myself a trip to the store. I like to drink, and I'm lazy. I also have Amazon Prime that gives me free shipping on a ton of stuff in addition to some free streaming movie content online. So I've been keeping an eye out for stuff. Here's what I've found that I know or suspect is quality stuff, with special mention if it's available for free shipping with Amazon Prime. Q Tonic Water [Prime] [link] Tomr's Tonic Syrup [Prime] [link] Jack Ruby Tonic Syrup [link] Bradley's... Read more →

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I'm researching tonic water for a story so I purchased the book Quinine: Malaria and the Quest for a Cure that Changed the World by Fiammetta Rocco. The book was previously published with the title The Miraculous Fever Tree, so don't be a dummy like me and order both. The funny thing about the book is that despite 300+ pages on the history of malaria and quinine, it covers just about everything except tonic water. Or rather, the mention of the creation of Schweppe's and Gin & Tonic are a mere two sentences out of the book. The other way... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

Bi-coastal bartender Dominic Venegas has put together the drink list for The Winslow in NYC, which opened last night. San Francisco residents will remember Venegas from his stints everywhere from Range to Bacar to Smuggler's Cove. In NYC, he also bartends at NoMad. I don't see the cocktail menu for The Winslow online, so here it is. Note the heavy emphasis on the Gin & Tonic (official drink of 2013!) and the Light Cocktails section. Gin & Tonic A selection of gins to be paired with fruit, spice, botanicals, and the perfect tonic to help showcase their characteristics. Ford’s Gin..................................................................10... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

Today's post was written by Kevin Liu. We were having an email conversation about filtration- he uses a small-pore coffee filter that removes the bark bits when he makes tonic water and I thought that filter might also be good for removing charcaol after clarifying spirits- and I asked him if he'd share his information with us. Kevin Liu is an editor at ScienceFare.org, a site about cooking with science. Kevin is obsessed with cocktails and science and he's always looking for new geeky ways to get drunk. You should email him at kevin@sciencefare.org. Take it away, Kevin! Up until... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

In today's blog post for Fine Cooking, I talk about good tonic water. Chances are if you read Alcademics you don't need to be told about it. But here is something you may not know: If you subsribe to Amazon Prime, the service for which you pay for a year's unlimited shipping, you can get these tonic waters at less than retail price. Amazon offers Fever-Tree Tonic Water in a 24-pack for $32.46, with free shipping for Amazon Prime. At retail at Bevmo it's $32.94 for 24, plus tax and recycling. Amazon also has a 24-pack of Q Tonic for... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

Glossy Booze is a regular Alcademics feature in which I note the coverage of alcohol in glossy magazines. Fine Cooking (August/September) has a story on beer cocktails written by Lew Bryson. Sherman's Travel (summer 2009) lists which Napa wines to buy now. In Gourmet (August) David Wondrich writes a story about (wait for it, wait for it, wait for it...) punch! Mutineer (August/September) has a multi-bartender feature shot at Edison in LA, wine date ideas, breakfast drinks, and minimalist cocktails by blogging's own Rick Stutz. Sunset (August) has a story on Canada's Okanagan Valley wine region and another on summery... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

(Photo of Ella's Gin and Tonic by Matt Powers of MattPowersPhotography.com) Last week I was in Sacramento reporting on the local cocktail scene for Tasting Panel Magazine. We stumbled into Ella, a fine dining restaurant where the signature cocktail is a gin and (homemade) tonic. I've tried several versions of homemade tonic water and even made my own, and to be honest none of them were mind-blowing. Schweppe's Indian Tonic is better. But this one at Ella is terrific and fresh, and the secret is... not to make it into a syrup first. Bartender Chris Dooley made the drink by... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.