Monday, May 11, 2020

Pavilion Caprice Cooler

This cocktail has a charming name. It is appropriately whimsical and suggests a luxurious escape to the shade on a hot day.

The original Pavilion Caprice recipe calls for peach flavored brandy. I could have used apricot brandy, but I think that the intense peach flavor of Bird Dog peach whiskey is more suited to balance the grapefruit juice and lemon.

I'm impressed by the balance in this cocktail. I rarely come across flavor combinations that surprise me anymore. I expected a peaches and cream flavor. Instead, the Pavilion Caprice comes across as exotic with grapefruit juice and peaches rising and falling away from the tongue in a delightful way.
  • 1/2 oz. honey
  • 4 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. peach brandy (Bird Dog peach whiskey used)
  • 1 egg white
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend to combine without ice to incorporate the honey. Add ice and blend until smooth and pour into a chilled Squall glass or brandy snifter.

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