Variation of a French Summer Cocktail


Variation of the French Summer Cocktail I created.

  • 2 oz Chambord
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice (could probably use up to 1 oz)
  • 1/4 Rich Simple Syrup
  • Shake and Strain into a Collins Glass with Ice
  • Top with Soda Water or 7-Up
  • Garnish with 2-3 Black Raspberries on a pick. 

I think this recipe could use some fine tuning on the balance of ingredients. Also, here’s another idea for a similar drink.

Use a Cocktail glass, take out the Soda Water and Ice. When putting in the finishing touches, add the oils of a lemon. Garnish with 2-3 Black Raspberries on a pick and also a Lemon Spiral.

Almond Flavored Cocktail

Here’s another experiment.

  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1/2 oz Amaretto
  • 1/4 oz Orgeat Syrup (I used Giffard’s)
  • 3 Dashes of Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters
  • Had nothing almondy in my house so I garnished with an Almond Roca

This drink is far from being perfected. I would imagine it as a lighter fragrant drink with a hint of almond.

It actually tastes pretty good, but it’s a bit sweet for my liking. Amaretto is already  pretty sweet on it’s own and after adding the Orgeat Syrup, I think it gets too sweet.

This cocktail is similar to the Godfather

  • 1 1/2 oz Blended Scotch
  • 1/2 oz Amaretto
  • Build on Ice and serve in old-fashion glass

The ratio for the godfather really depends on your preference for sweetness. It can be 1:1, 2:1, 3:1.


Last night, I was feeling creative so I went on to create some cocktails.


No Name Yet. (Very nice Flower/Rose Frangrance)

  • 2 oz Gin (Hendricks works well due to it’s cucumberish aroma)
  • 1/4 Rose Water
  • 1/4 Rich Simple Syrup
  • Stir in Shaker tin then Strain into Champagne Saucer (Picture Below). Don’t add ice like mine.
  • Garnish with a rose petal or a few rose buds.

I haven’t experimented with fruits yet but I’m sure this would mix well with muddled raspberries etc.

I don’t have any Champagne Saucers at the moment but they are really great for cocktails that you would want to emphasize on the fragrance.