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Catalonia G&T

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Ingredients

2 ounces saffron gin (recipe follows)

⅔ Spanish tonic syrup (recipe follows)

3–4 ounces soda

10 drops Spanish bitters

Nutmeg

Lemon peel

Spanish Tonic

4 cups water

2½ cups cane sugar

½ cup honey

1 cup chopped lemongrass (roughly one stalk)

2 tablespoons chamomile flowers

2 tablespoons juniper berries

2 tablespoons lightly toasted coriander seed

⅛ cup powdered cinchona bark

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

1 peel each of grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime

Juice of 1 grapefruit, 1 orange, 1 lemon, 1 lime

¼ teaspoon citric acid

Directions

Saffron Gin

Add around 3–4 threads saffron per liter of gin. Stir. Let stand for an hour.

Spanish Tonic

Combine all ingredients for tonic and bring to a boil. Once it begins to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain through chinois and chemex.

The Cocktail

When ready to serve drink, build first 4 ingredients in Collins glass and stir. Add quality ice cubes. Grate nutmeg, then express the lemon peel and use for garnish.