Recipe: Eau Claire Parlour Gin Cocktail
This recipe is courtesy of David Farran at Eau Claire Distillery featured in Calgary Eats: Signature Recipes from the City’s Best Restaurants and Bars by Gail Norton and Karen Ralph.
Eau Claire Parlour Gin Cocktail
A bespoke, well-made cocktail always has the capacity to make life seem a little better—and this drink is no exception.
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1 Tbsp fruity loose-leaf tea (preferably TotaliTea Sunshine Orange)
2 fl oz Eau Claire Parlour gin
Eau Claire Soda Company Original Tonic Water
Thin slice of orange peel or citrus peel of your choice
Place tea in a tea ball or reusable tea bag and put it in a snifter. Pour in gin and steep for 2 minutes. Remove the tea ball or bag, add an ice cube and top with tonic water. Gently stir.
Squeeze orange (or other citrus) peel lengthwise to extract the oils and rub over the rim of the glass. Drop in peel and enjoy!