Winter G&T

A cold-weather riff on a summertime classic, this Collins combines a favorite wintertime fruit with warming seasonal spice.


2 oz. pomegranate-infused gin

3/4 oz. winter tonic syrup

2 oz. club soda

Tools: barspoon

Glass: Collins

Garnish: long orange twist


Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled glass, stir to combine and garnish.


Winter Tonic Syrup

1 bottle red wine (something inexpensive that you’d drink on its own)

1 cinnamon stick

6 allspice berries, whole

6 cloves, whole

The zest and juice of 1 orange

15 grams cinchona bark

1 whole nutmeg, grated

Simple syrup (1:1)


Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan, bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain through a double layer of cheesecloth and pour into a measuring cup. Add an equal amount of simple syrup to the tonic, stir to combine, and store in a bottle in the refrigerator.


Pomegranate-infused Gin

In a large Mason jar, combine 1-750 ml. bottle of gin with the seeds from 1 whole pomegranate and macerate for one week. Strain into a glass bottle and store in a cool, dark place.


David Kwiatkowski, Sugar House, Detroit