Recipe for Apollonaris Sparkling Mineral WaterWhich brings us to...homemade tonic water. Which is very handy if your household experiences dengue or malaria, or if you fly through gins-and-tonics by the trough.
23g sodium bicarbonate
11.5g sodium sulfate
8.8g sodium chloride
7.6g magnesium carbonate
1g calcium carbonate
5 gallons (18.75L) of water
Store in a
glass "carboy" like the ones you see in water coolers at offices. Carbonate each
liter/quart with 2 charges. Voila.
First you make the "concentrate"Just wait until you see what's on tap for tomorrow.
4 c. water
1 c. chopped lemongrass
(about 2 stalks for me)
¼ c. powdered cinchona bark
zest (use a
Microplane or other FINE grater) and juice of 1 orange, 1 lemon and 1 lime
t. cardamom seeds
½ t. allspice berries
¼ c. citric acid powder (NOT
¼ t. Coarse sea salt
Put everything in a large saucepan,
bring to a boil and immediately lower the heat to the barest simmer, and cover.
Let it go for 20 min. Strain through a coffee filter. Add an equal amount by
volume of simple syrup (1:1), and that's your concentrate. To make tonic water,
add 3 parts of concentrate to 8 parts water, and then carbonate.
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