Oh we fancy, huh.
There are times when a haphazardly poured vodka soda with a slice of stale lemon (because you ran out of limes) is perfectly acceptable. As in, laaaate on a Saturday night when you unexpectedly find yourself hosting a group of friends for some after-hours drinking and sing-shouting along to "Bitch Better Have My Money." Other occasions (like every other occasion) call for more sophisticated beverages, you know, with more than two ingredients and fresh garnishes—at least in our opinion. And a strawberry, lemon-y, fresh herb-y cocktail like this one served up at Maison Premiere’s Cocktail Den fits the bill, well, just perfectly. We basically want this from Monday-Sunday… but that’s probably a bit excessive, no? Since we can’t be spend seven nights a week in a swanky back room sipping on absinthe and oysters (goals, though), we had head bartender William Elliott show us how to whip up this delicious cocktail at home, just in case the mood strikes.
De Surco Sling
1 tsp AMARO DELL’ERBORISTA
.25 oz. of HEAVY SIMPLE SYRUP (2 parts sugar / 1 part water)
.25 oz. CRÈME DE FRAISE
.5 oz. LEMON
.5 oz. LEMON CORDIAL
1.75 oz. PARSLEY-INFUSED CAPURRO PISCO
one > build ingredients in a Boston tin
two > shake with two strawberries
three > fill a bamboo Collins class with crushed ice
four > strain into the glass
five > garnish with two thin-sliced strawberries against the wall of the glass and a parsley sprig