How to make a 'Grievous Angel' cocktail

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Want to know how to drink French fluently? Of course you do. Starting with a ‘Grievous Angel’ cocktail taken from this exquisite guide that’s sure to stimulate joie de vivre…

“On a sunny patio, bourbon needs embellishment by way of citrus, bright fruit or perhaps a floral element”, explains Big Star’s Laurent Lebec. The bourbon-based Grievous Angel softens the hit of whiskey with a touch of St-Germain’s floral sweetness alongside strawberry syrup, and kicks everything up with the addition of bitters and citrus…


1 1/2 ounces 90-proof bourbon

1/2 ounce St-Germain

3/4 ounce Strawberry Syrup

3/4 ounce lemon juice

1 dash Peychaud’s bitters

A few dashes of Angostura bitters


Lemon peel, sliced strawberry.


Shake all of the ingredients with ice. Double strain into a rocks glass. Express the lemon peel over the drink and discard. Garnish with the sliced strawberry.

This recipe was taken from How to Drink French Fluently: A Guide to Joie de Vivre with St-Germain

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