The Preston was inspired by a regular of mine when I lived in Seattle.

In those days, Preston was a 103-year-old classy gentleman who would serenade guests with his operatic voice from time to time while enjoying his usual Bärenjäger. May his love for Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur live on in this cocktail. Cheers!

The Preston cocktail

The Preston

The Preston

By Nicki Petry


  • 1 oz. Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Immature Brandy
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • Topo Chico Sparkling Water (to top up)
  • Angostura bitters
  • Lemon twist (for garnish)

Preparation: Build in a rocks glass with ice. Top with soda and bitters. Serve with a side shot of Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur. Pour a shot for a familiar friend; enjoy the Preston and we’re family till the end.

Meet Nicki Petry

CHILLED 100 Member, Austin

Nicki has been in the hospitality industry for many years, working in all capacities from distribution to Brand Ambassador. He has spent most of his time in venues  in Seattle, Washington and Austin. He is Lead Bartender at South Austin Beer Garden in Austin, Texas where he helps to run the cocktail program, developing new cocktails with each season.

Nicki Petry - Chilled 100 Member, Austin

Nicki Petry – Chilled 100 Member, Austin