Pearse’s Potions: Vol.1 No.3

Cocktail Recipes from a Bobby Van’s Bartender

Welcome to week three of our at home cocktail series! This week Pearse drew inspiration from some of “NYC’s finest passed and adopted last” calling it an homage to “Legends and Legionnaires.” Without further ado, a word from our bartender:

Thank you so much for tuning in again. Staying in line with most things American, I’ve decided to base this week’s cocktails on the peoples hero. Whether unsung, verified, or adopted, I’ve got you covered.


DP Rose Gin | Elderflower Liquor | Pear Nectar Juice |
Cranberry Juice | Tonic Water

In a large mixing glass filled with ice, add (1oz.) Dorothy Parker Rose Gin, (0.5oz.) elderflower, (1oz.) of pear nectar/juice, shake and strain over ice in a wine glass and top with a splash of cran and tonic. Enjoy!

Fun Fact: Dorothy Parker was actually an American poet, writer, critic, and satirist who was recently inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame. She sadly passed in June 1967 but thanks to the distilling company, her legacy lives on in a bottle as a beautifully crafted gin…well done, NYDC!

Horse Soldier Bourbon | Campari | Sweet Vermouth

This drink is made the same way as a Negroni, only substituting the gin for bourbon. Simply add equal parts bourbon, Campari, and sweet vermouth (recommendation: Carpano Anitca) to a mixing glass, stir gently and serve in a rocks glass, and garnish with an orange peel.

Did You Know? Horse Soldier Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey was recently added to our extensive list here at Bobby Van’s. This immensely flavorful blend has truly earned its place on our top shelf – proudly served just like the Green Berets and Veterans who created it! Thank you for your service and the whiskey!

Gin | Vodka (Tito’s) | Lellit Blanc | Lemon

Add (3oz.) gin, (1oz.) Tito’s vodka, and (0.5oz.) Lillet Blanc to a mixing glass filled with ice, shake vigorously and strain into a well-chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Fun Fact: Of course we are all aware that this was the creation of Mr. Ian Fleming and first appeared in his book Casino Royale, but, did we know it got its name from fictional double agent Vesper Lynd?

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