I was introduced to quinine while looking through a book on the history of wine. I was intrigued by the idea of making it from grapefruit, and found all sorts of information on how to make it. I thought I could make it myself, but I had no idea how.
The process is pretty straightforward. A grapefruit is juiced and mashed up, then mashed up again and then pureed with water. It’s pretty basic, but it’s not nearly as simple as some may think.
I’m not sure if this is a good or bad idea. First, juice is hard to get without a juicer. Second, some other parts of grapefruit are hard to mash, which is not something that I’ve ever really understood. Third, grapefruit is a fruit that is not native to North America, so I’m not exactly sure if this would be a good idea.
Grapefruit is native to Australia, but grapefruit is native to India, and that means it has different traits from grapefruit. Im not sure if people that live there would want to eat grapefruit and I personally have no idea if grapefruit is native to Australia. I mean, the name of the fruit is kind of weird. I guess I could just call it a fruit, but I dont think that sounds so great.
Grapefruit is pretty gross. It has all the wrong ingredients: it looks like the skin of a grape, it has seeds (they look like little bits of wood), and it is full of cancer-causing chemicals. So, grapefruit is probably not a good idea to eat. I would also strongly suggest that you do not eat grapefruit. People who live in India get sick from eating grapefruit, and that’s one of the most common illnesses.
Grapefruit is a natural source of vitamin C. So, if you have grapefruit on hand, you can probably get enough vitamin C by juicing it in some fresh juice. If you want to make quinine out of it, you could make it yourself by boiling a few of these little things, then putting a few drops of quinine juice or tincture into the water.