Signature
Matthew Kelly/Supercall

Gin • Sour
The Standby

Cognac makes a rare cameo in this Gin and Tonic from Chicago’s Scofflaw. It might seem odd, but the French brandy brings warmth to the classically refreshing cocktail. Alongside a base of gin and bitter Boomsma Cloosterbitter liqueur, the Cognac gets some autumnal help from falernum and orange saffron bitters.

The Essentials

gin
cognac
Fentimans Tonic
Swizzle Stick
The Details
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Ingredients

1 oz gin
.25 oz cognac
.25 oz Boomsma Cloosterbitter
.5 oz Brovo Lucky Falernum
.5 oz Fentimans Tonic
.5 oz lime juice
9 drops Weatherbys Orange Saffron Bitters
Mint sprig, for garnish

Method

  • Add all ingredients save for the garnish to an Old Fashioned glass and fill with crushed ice.
  • Swizzle to mix, and garnish with a mint sprig.
intermediate
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