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Aquarelle

After a trip to NYC’s Attaboy, The Eddy head bartender Brian Elder in New York created this pastel-colored drink after looking to add a refreshing easy-sipping cocktail to his list. The drink at Attaboy used muddled strawberries, but to lessen the prep time and reduce spent fruit waste, Elder makes a strawberry cordial, which combines with lemon juice, gentian, gin and pineau. The drink takes a garnish of fresh basil for extra aromatics.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “5 Great Cocktails Made with the Boozy Fortified Wine Pineau de Charentes.”

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Citadelle gin
  • 1/2 oz Pineau des Charentes apéritif
  • 1/2 oz Salers apéritif
  • 1/2 oz Strawberry cordial*
  • 1 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • Garnish: Basil sprig

Steps

  1. In a double rocks glass, add the strawberry cordial, then the lemon juice and then the booze.

  2. Add 1/2 scoop pellet ice, and gently stir.

  3. Add more pellet ice to top off the glass, and shape into a rounded crown peaking just above the rim.

  4. Garnish with a basil sprig.

  5. *Strawberry cordial: In a quart container, cover 1 qt strawberries in 1 pint granulated sugar, and let rest overnight at room temperature. Turn the container occasionally to facilitate the extraction process. After 1 day, there should be a good amount of translucent, red liquid. Strain the liquid off, and discard excess sugar and berries.