Smuggler’s Tonic

From the article Patio Cocktails

Smuggler’s Tonic
Photo: Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio

This drink comes to IMPACT from Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio bartender Miriam Willmer in Vancouver. “The bitters used contain Cinchona, a Peruvian bark traditionally used to treat a number of ailments such as digestive issues and malaria,” she says, while rosemary is believed to act as a stimulant, improve memory and boost production of red blood cells. Cantaloupe contains vitamins B and C, and helps with hydration.


  • 1 ½ oz. Legends Distilling Black Moon gin
  • ½ oz. Cinzano extra dry vermouth
  • 1 oz. cantaloupe purée
  • 1 dash Ms. Better’s Tonic bitters
  • 3 oz. club soda or sparkling water
  • Cantaloupe balls and rosemary sprig to garnish

Add to Collins glass over ice. Top up with club soda or sparkling water. Garnish. Serves one.

View the Patio Cocktails article.


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