Front Porch Cocktail Recipe via Saugatuck Grain & Grape

Jeff Marron


I like making (and drinking) this cocktail. Maybe it's because that you can't tell how bitter the Sibila Amaro is. It adds just the right amount of complexity to cut through the sweetness of the preserves. The Domaine Canton adds an underlying ginger spice while the Plymouth Gin and Carpano Antica Vermouth tie everything together. I like to call this kind of cocktail a "think or drink" cocktail. You can either think about every sip, analyze it and pull the flavors apart or just sip it on your front porch on a beautiful Summer day while watching the grass grow. 

Front Porch Cocktail Recipe

1 oz Brooklyn Gin

1 oz Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur

1 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth

1/2 oz Varnelli Amaro Sibila 

1 tbsp Mediterranean Organics Pomegranate/Raspberry Preserves 

Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake without ice to breakdown and dissolve the preserves

Add ice to the shaker

Shake aggressively until your hand is cold and ice starts to form on the outside of the shaker. When it gets too cold to handle, switch hands and shake for 5 more seconds 

Using a Hawthorne strainer and small mesh strainer, double strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with fresh ice

Garnish with a lemon twist