Dr. Mcconnack’s Magical Tonic Recipe


Makes 1 cocktail

This is a winter favorite, influenced by traditional cold remedies. Honey, lemon and turmeric play well with the spicy flavors of the Amaro and bourbon.

2 ounces bourbon
3⁄4 ounce Turmeric Honey (recipe follows)
1⁄2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1⁄2 ounce Amaro Sibilla
Piece of star anise or a lemon round for garnish

1. In a shaker, combine the bourbon, turmeric honey, lemon juice and amaro. Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a piece of star anise.

(Makes about 11⁄2 cups)

1 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 star anise
1⁄2 cup (120 ml) honey

1. Toast the turmeric for 3 minutes in a dry saucepan over low heat. Then add the cinnamon and star anise and cook for 3 minutes or until aromatic.

2. Add 1 cup (240 ml) water and bring up to medium heat, then add the honey. 3. Stir the mixture until thoroughly mixed. Let cool. Strain through a mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth into a clean container.

Fans of Greenwich Village’s Barbuto will love The Barbuto Cookbook, by chef and owner Jonathan Waxman, which serves as “a culinary exploration” of the famed eatery’s offerings. Along with creative cocktails, the cookbook— which is Waxman’s third—includes lots of favorite recipes, like “the famous JW roast chicken” and more.


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