Grapes & Soda’s Junipero Cocktail

Delicate and balanced.

I came up with this recipe on the fly one night during service when a guest sitting at the bar asked me for a mezcal-forward cocktail. It’s definitely a boozy cocktail that’s still delicate and balanced. Normally I refrain from using too much lavender bitters in drinks, but in this case, it complements the smokiness of mezcal and gives a smooth, rounded aftertaste.


15 millilitres Los Siete Misterios Doba-Yej Mezcal

45 millilitres Beefeater London Dry Gin

10 millilitres Carpano Bianco

10 millilitres Luxardo Bitter Bianco

5 millilitres Okanagan Spirits Poire Williams

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 drops Scrappy’s Lavender Bitters

Pink peppercorn oil


Fill a cocktail mixing glass with ice.

Add all ingredients and stir thoroughly.

Strain into a chilled small coupe glass.

Express the lemon oil from a twist of lemon rind over the drink.

Garnish with a couple of drops of pink peppercorn oil.

Sip and savour.

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Post Date:

April 25, 2018