Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Gin Cocktails

Curiosity Killed the Cat, You Know

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"This cocktail celebrates the roads less traveled and the curious flavors you find through the high mountains of Germany, France and Italy," says McLain Hedges, of Morin and RiNo Yacht Club in Denver. "The Macvin du Jura [liqueur wine] is floral and honeyed, with light tannin that helps to carry the cocktail. The génépy is herbal and sweet, lifting and adding depth at the same time. The gin is powerful yet balanced and has layers upon layers of aromatics and textures." It's like a classic Hot Toddy but smooth, sophisticated and perfectly balanced.


  • 1 ounce Monkey 47 gin
  • 1 ounce Alpe génépy
  • 1 ounce Macvin du Jura liqueur wine
  • 1/4 ounce honey syrup
  • 2 dashes lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3 ounces chamomile tea, heated
  • Garnish: lemon twist


  1. Fill a coffee mug with hot water and set aside.

  2. Add all ingredients except the tea into a mixing glass and stir (without ice) to combine.

  3. When the mug is warm to the touch, discard the hot water and pour the mixture from the mixing glass into the mug.

  4. Top with the tea.

  5. Garnish with a lemon twist.