All Natural Mixmasters with Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur.

My inspiration for this cocktail came from a few of my favorite things—spring in LA (which is basically summer), the combination of honey & tequila, and my favorite day—my birthday. The flavors are bright and summery, and tequila makes everyone happy. Topped with champagne in honor of the celebration, this drink is the perfect daytime pool sipper, and can easily be made into a party-sized punch. I’ll definitely be drinking a few of these on my birthday this year.

bearly my birthday cockail with garnish

Bearly My Birthday

Photo by Karen Grill

Bearly My Birthday

By Genie Gore


  • 1 1/2 oz. Tequila (Blanco)
  • 1/2 oz. Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Top Off with Champagne or Prosecco

Preparation: Add all ingredients except Champagne in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass. Top with champagne (or Prosecco if you prefer it sweeter) and garnish with a lemon wheel.

Meet Genie Gore

CHILLED 100 Member, Los Angeles

Genie Gore, originally an East Coast native, has been an integral part of the Los Angeles bar scene since 2013. Previously making an impact at trendy locations such as Melrose Umbrella Company and Mama Shelter, she encourages one and all to share some sips of the best of the best at her current acclaimed establishments, The Edison and El Dorado in Downtown LA.

Some of her genius concoctions have dazzled the CHILLED 100 team and her mastery of cocktailing is well documented in many industry respected competitions and think tanks.

genie gore, black and grey, smiling

Genie Gore

Photo by Karen Grill