April 30, 2015 at 2:42 pm


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Recipe by Charles Wagener


1 1/2 oz. VEEV

1 oz. Ciroc Red Berry Vodka

1/2 oz. Pineapple-Sage & Lemon syrup (House-made)

1 spritz of Orange Blossom Hydrocol


Mixer with ice. Shake & strain ingredients 1-3 into chilled Martini glass. Spritz of Orange Blossom Hydrocol on top of finished drink.


Long Lemon Twist




My inspiration for this cocktail comes from my experience of working with Sours. This drink is not sour but, uses similar elements that are found in the cocktail family of Sours. I wanted to make a drink that was unique, showcased VEEV, balanced, used modern bartending techniques and methods but, also be quick and simple for a bartender to make during peak times.

This drink is similar to a Cosmopolitan. Instead of Triple Sec or Orange Liqueur, I use VEEV, instead of Citron vodka, I use Ciroc Red Berry vodka. The juice and citrus components of this drink are represented by the use of my Pineapple-Sage and Lemon syrup.The hydrocol spritz adds a nice bouquet for the nose as you drink this cocktail. Light, refreshing, balanced and delicious.

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