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Bottle Service

A fine fragrance has a lot of similarities to your favourite spirit. These cocktails (and the colognes that inspired them) run the gamut from herbal aromatics to fruit forward. Whether you decide to indulge in the spirit, in the cologne (or both!) these sophisticated blends are guaranteed to take the edge off during the colder months.

SOPHISTICATE’S NECTAR

INGREDIENTS
1.5 oz Flor de Caña Gran Reserva 7
1/2 oz pear liqueur
3 oz clementine juice
3 drops vanilla extract
6 drops cardamom bitters
Ice
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METHOD

In a mixing glass add Flor de Caña Gran Reserva 7, pear liqueur, ice, clementine juice, vanilla extract and cardamom bitters. Stir. Strain contents into serving glass. Garnish with clementine twist or fresh pear.

Givenchy: Top notes of pear and cardamom are enhanced with hints of patchouli and vanilla. Givenchy Gentleman ($107 for 100ml)

 

SHARP & DAPPER

INGREDIENTS
1.5 oz Death’s Door Gin
1/2 oz orange cognac
1/5 oz ginger juice
1/2 oz lemon juice
Orange wheel
Sage leaf (optional)
Tonic
Ice
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METHOD

Peel and grate several slices of ginger. Squeeze out ginger juice from the grated pieces into a small bowl. In a mixing glass add, Death’s Door gin, orange cognac, ice, ginger juice and lemon juice. Stir. Strain and pour over ice. Fill the glass the rest of the way with tonic. Garnish with orange wheel and enjoy.

Top notes of bergamot and ginger are enhanced by sage, fir balsam and cedar. Yves Saint Laurent Y ($155 for 100ml)

 

THE GENTLEMAN’S FIG

INGREDIENTS
1.5 oz Iceberg Vodka
2 tablespoons fig jam
6 drops cinnamon bitters
1/2 oz lemon juice
Soda
Sprig of rosemary
Ice
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METHOD

In shaker add Iceberg Vodka, fig jam, cinnamon bitters and lemon juice. Shake vigorously todissolve the jam. Strain and pour over ice. Fill the glass the rest of the way with soda. Garnish with rosemary.

Nest: Top notes of Moroccan tea and Kashmir wood are enhanced with hints of wild fig and bergamot. Nest Indigo ($98 for 50ml)