Mocktail for T.
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- SERVINGS: Makes 1 Drink
Todd Thrasher created this drink in honor of his one-year-old son, Trystan. The recipe calls for lemon bitters, a concentrated, alcohol-based, lemon-infused tincture; omit them to make the drink totally alcohol-free.
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- Fill a highball glass with ice. Add the club soda, Tonic Syrup and bitters; stir well. Garnish with the lemon twist.
Notes Tonic Syrup In a large saucepan, bring 16 ounces water to a boil. Stir in 1/2 cup sugar until dissolved. Whisk in 1 tablespoon honey, 1/2 coarsely chopped lemongrass stalk (tender inner core only), 1/4 teaspoon dried lavender buds and 1/2 tablespoon cinchona bark powder. Simmer over low heat until reduced by half, about 45 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve, then a fine coffee filter and finally through a paper coffee filter. Let cool, then add 1/2 ounce each of lemon juice and lime juice. Refrigerate the syrup for up to 2 weeks. Makes about 10 ounces.