For the Gin Lover: John's Premium Tonic Syrup from Tuck Shop

Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star ideas, the dollars stay in the Valley, and we get to go shopping -- win, win, win!

21: John's Premium Tonic Syrup

If you've been fortunate enough to sip a gin and tonic from the Tuck Shop, the cozy house-turned-eatery in Central Phoenix, then you'll understand why general manager John Cavanagh's house made tonic syrup is such a great gift. It's like nothing you've ever tasted.

The hand-crafted tonic syrup is made in small batches using natural and organic ingredients like amber agave nectar, cinchona bark (quinine), and herbs and spices. Because it's sold as a syrup, the consumer adds soda water per beverage.

Read on to find out how to get one for yourself, er, that special someone.

You can get a 4-ounce bottle of John's Premium Tonic Syrup simply by visiting the Tuck Shop where it's sold for $6, makes about eight premium drinks, and can be stored in the refrigerator for months. And hey, while you're there, why not have dinner, too?

You can also place orders online by going here.

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