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THE ENTERTAINING ISSUE - November December Issue 2018


July/Aug 2017

From Madeleine MacDonald, Model Milk

If you’re only using cognac as an after-dinner drink, then let this simple way to make cognac shine in a house-made tonic to help open your mind.

2 oz. cognac

1 oz. Model Milk Tonic Syrup (recipe follows)

1 dash lime

1 dash Angostura bitters

Combine all ingredients in a rocks glass with ice. Top with soda and stir.

Model Milk Tonic Syrup:

4 c. water

3 T. citric acid

3 T cinchona bark (Silk Road Spice Merchants)

3 stalks lemongrass (white bulb only, roughly chopped)

3 limes, zested and juiced

4 c. sugar

Put everything except the sugar into a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 min. Strain the solids, add the sugar and continue to heat until the sugar has dissolved. Cool and store for up to 2 weeks in the fridge to use as desired.

Makes one cocktail.