This poppy-hued drink from Jeff Savage, Head Bartender at Botanist Bar in Vancouver is unique, citrusy and fragrant, with a puckering tartness that lingers. The mix of Aperol, grapefruit zest and cranberry-infused tequila conjures up an unforgettable taste in ¡Qué Padre!.
Botanist Bar features a list of sophisticated yet whimsical cocktails, with a select number of chemist-like experiential designs. Under the direction of award-winning Creative Beverage Director, Grant Sceney and Head Bartender, Jeff Savage, see first-hand how the weird and wonderful creations designed in the country’s only forward-facing cocktail lab integrates a culinary approach into the cocktail program.
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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¡Qué Padre! Tequila CocktailJeff Savage, Head Bartender of Botanist
- 1 Glassware: Rocks glass
- 0.75 oz cranberry-infused Altos Blanco Tequila
- 0.75 oz Lustau white vermouth
- 0.75 oz Aperol
- 1 dash orange blossom water
- 1 Grapefruit zest
- Method: Combine all ingredients in a stirring vessel and stir with ice. Strain into rocks glass with king cube and garnish with grapefruit zest.
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