Justin Taylor's Van Dusen sour cocktail

A cocktail that's full of floral aromas and citrus

What's more local than a cocktail named after a botanical garden in the city? Named after Vancouver's renowned VanDusen Botanical Garden, the Van Dusen sour features floral aromas from elderflower and vanilla liqueurs. Justin Taylor, bar manager of Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, calls it a garden in a glass.

Van Dusen sour

2 oz. Okanagan Spirits Aquavitus
1/2 oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1/2 oz. Galliano Vanilla Liqueur
1/2 oz. lime juice
1/2 oz. lemon juice
3/4 oz. egg whites, whipped to a foam
3 drops Peychaud's bitters, to garnish

Chill coupe glass.

Combine all ingredients in shaker. Add ice and shake for 15 seconds.

Double strain to coupe glass. Top with egg white foam.


Arrange drops of Peychaud's bitters in a triangle on top of egg white foam, and use an olive pick to design a flower pattern.

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