Mata Hari (1931)

Mata Hari probably didn't deserve her reputation as a treacherous spy but her tale did inspire this soft, yet seductive cocktail.


1¼ oz cognac 

1 oz chai-infused sweet vermouth (see below) 

¾ oz Fresh lemon juice 

½ oz Simple syrup (see Housemade Syrups

¾ oz Pomegranate juice   

Shake with ice, strain & pour, garnish with dried rose buds (available at tea shops and on-line.) 

Chai-Infused Sweet Vermouth

 2 cardamom pods 

2 cloves 

½ Cinnamon stick 

1 tsp chopped ginger 

½ tbsp Chai or black tea 

2 cups Vermouth  

Cook spices over med. heat for 2 min. Add tea, vermouth, bring to low boil for 2 min. Remove from heat, cool, strain, bottle.