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Halloween Cocktails by F. Gauthier

Halloween Cocktails by F. Gauthier

We asked the always-sparkling Fanny Gauthier, Ateliers & Saveurs’s owner and mixologist, to create three Halloween cocktails featuring aperitifs or spirits as a base.

A mixologist’s approach to cocktails is fairly straightforward: to create well-crafted combinations that feature complementary ingredients, yet which also allow the base ingredient to shine.

Having worked in some of Paris’ most well-known bars, like Buddha Bar, Fanny Gauthier views cocktails as having no limits other than her imagination. Give her a theme and—voilà!—she can create an original recipe on demand.

 

 

For Halloween, Gauthier chose three products—two spirits and one liqueur—which she used to create simple, delicious cocktails that are easy to make at home.

She named her rum-based cocktail The Pirate. Her French aperitif is called The Charleston for its slightly vintage character. The Gardener features yuzu, a type of citrus that is currently enjoying some popularity—the kind of touch Gauthier loves to add to her creations.

Cocktails

The Charleston

Ingredients
2 oz. (60 mL) Lillet
2 oz. (60 mL) pink grapefruit–flavoured Perrier

Preparation
Pour the Lillet and pink-grapefruit Perrier into a glass. Add the ice cubes and stir gently before serving.

Garnish idea
Decorate the glass with a slice of pink grapefruit.

Lillet

$16.95

Lillet

Wine-based aperitif750 mlFrance
Lillet

Lillet

$16.95

Wine-based aperitif750 mlFranceSAQ code : 00953091

The gardener

Ingredients
1/2 oz. (15 mL) The Botanist gin
1/2 oz. (15 mL) yuzu juice (yuzu is an Asian citrus fruit; the juice is sold in fine grocery stores or boutiques)
1 sprig of rosemary
2 oz. (60 mL) white cranberry juice

Preparation
In a shaker, add all the ingredients and the ice cubes. Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass.

Garnish idea
Add a pretty sprig of rosemary to the glass.

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

$50.50

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

Dry gin750 mlUnited Kingdom
The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

$50.50

Dry gin750 mlUnited KingdomSAQ code : 11898397

 

The Pirate

Ingredients
2 oz. (60 mL) Mount Gay XO rum
2 oz. (60 mL) ginger ale
2 drops Angostura bitters

Preparation
Add all ingredients to a wine glass, then add ice cubes. Stir before serving.

Garnish idea
Decorate the glass with an orange slice.

Mount Gay X.O.

$47.00

Mount Gay X.O.

Amber rum750 mlBarbados
Mount Gay X.O.

Mount Gay X.O.

$47.00

Amber rum750 mlBarbadosSAQ code : 11416327
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