The Mata Hari

The Mata Hari
Staff Writer
Liquor.com

The Mata Hari cocktail

You’ll think completely differently about chai after tasting it in this cognac-based cocktail.

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1
Servings
195
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the drink

  • 1 1/4 Ounce Louis Royer Force 53° VSOP Cognac
  • 1 Ounce EO Chai-Infused Sweet Vermouth
  • 3/4 Ounces lemon juice
  • 1/2 Ounce simple syrup
  • 3/4 Ounces pomegranate juice

For the EO Chai-Infused Sweet Vermouth

  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 1/2-inch piece of ginger, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon chai or black tea
  • 1 Liter Cinzano Rosso Vermouth, divided

Directions

For the drink

Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with large, cold ice cubes. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with 3 dried organic rose buds.
 

For the EO Chai-Infused Sweet Vermouth

Add the cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger to a small saucepan and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the tea and 2 cups of the vermouth. Bring to a low boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely. Add the remaining vermouth and strain the mixture through cheesecloth. Bottle, and store at room temperature.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
27mg
9%
Carbohydrate, by difference
19g
15%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Calcium, Ca
13mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
11mg
3%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
27mg
4%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
95mg
6%
Water
51g
2%