'Forest Tonic' Cocktail

December 30, 2021
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Forest Tonic Cocktail

Jean-François Desaulniers presents us with this festive cocktail that is fresh, bright and alive.  Sommelier Jean-François worked behind the tea bar in our Latin Quarter teahouse and specializes in a style of cocktails with less sweetness and more complexity.  He won the Canadian Tea Master’s Cup in Mixology in 2019.


  • 2 oz of wintergreen chilled (we recommend an 8hr cold infusion of 2.5g per 250ml water.  If you don’t have time a hot infusion cooled on ice works).
  • 1 oz Thuya Gin (or another ‘foresty’ gin )
  • ½ oz lime juice.
  • Tonic Water


Mix all the ingredients except the tonic water.  Serve on ice in an ‘Old-Fashioned’ glass 10oz ‘Highball’ glass. Add a little tonic water and stir gently. Garnish with zest of lime or lemon.

*for an alcohol-free version simply leave out the gin or, even better, replace it with an alcohol-free gin like Norois Esprit-de-London.

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