Tonic Blend

Maxime Belfand, Saxon & Parole | New York

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A housemade sachet can be used to infuse both hot and cold drinks. Here, Maxime Belfand, bar director for AvroKO, offers his Tonic Blend, a combination of citrus peels, chamomile and juniper. Mimicking the flavor of tonic, this works especially well in vodka-based drinks. To use it, dip one Tonic Blend sachet in hot water briefly, squeeze out excess hot water, then steep in two ounces vodka for three to five minutes.

Ingredients

Yield: 1 sachet

  • 1 lime peel, chopped
  • 1 lime peel, chopped
  • 1 grapefruit peel, chopped
  • 1 grapefruit peel, chopped
  • 1 lemon peel, chopped
  • 1 lemon peel, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried chamomile flowers
  • 1 teaspoon dried chamomile flowers
  • 2 juniper berries, crushed
  • 2 juniper berries, crushed

Directions
  1. Place all ingredients in a tea bag or square of cheesecloth and close.

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