The Breakfast Tonic Recipe



The Breakfast Tonic Recipe

The Story Behind The Breakfast Tonic

Among New York's more compelling architectural restoration projects is Hotel Henry, a $70 million renovation of a 19th-century insane asylum in Buffalo. The 88-key hotel opened in April 2017, and occupies a 40-acre lot adjacent to the lush Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservatory and SUNY Buffalo State. (Why city planners initially installed a mental institution alongside university housing remains unknown.)

Hotel Henry is now home to 100 Acres, a high-ceilinged restaurant serving such crowd-pleasing items as burgers with tomato jam, fluffy ricotta pancakes, and poached eggs atop maple-cured pork loin. A greenhouse on hotel grounds provides floral arrangements and garnishes for some dishes, and will soon be expanded to encompass a potager, or kitchen garden.

There is no better way to toast enduring American enterprise than with 100 Acres' Breakfast Tonic, a gin and tonic riff perfect for morning imbibing. Infused with Edinburgh's Christmas gin and Rishi English Breakfast tea, the Breakfast Tonic is a bright, bracing start to the day.


Ingredients In The Breakfast Tonic:

  • 2 ounces Edinburgh's Christmas gin
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Rishi Earl Grey tea bag
  • 6 ounces tonic water

Breakfast Tonic Directions:

  1. Place tea bag in a Collins glass and fill with ice
  2. Combine gin and lemon juice, and stir gently
  3. Strain into Collins glass
  4. Top with tonic water, and garnish with lemon
The Breakfast Tonic Recipe
Yield: 1 cocktail Credit: Published: 2017-09-14

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