THE MATA HARI
- 1 1/4 ounce Pierre Ferrand Ambre Cognac
- 1 ounce Chai-Infused Sweet Vermouth
- 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3/4 (13.5 ounce cans) POM pomegranate juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
Put all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Dev Johnson of NYC drinks den Employees Only offered up this mysterious concoction with an appropriate name.
Mata Hari was the prototypical femme fatale, a Dutch exotic dancer who adopted an Indonesian persona and wore nude bodystockings and ornate jewelry. Later, she was accused of spying and executed by the French during WWI.
Johnsonís tribute drink to her is appropriately colorful and laced with exotic flavors, including easy-to-find Cognac and POM pomegranate juice and other ingredients that will call for improvisation (unless you happen to have chai-infused vermouth handy).
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