Bitter Relations

Recipe by Steven Huddleston


  • 1.5 oz. Wódka Vodka
  • 1 oz. Byrrh
  • 2 oz. Grapefruit Juice
  • Summer Savory – 3 leaves torn

Preparation: Combine the first three ingredients into a shaking tin. Pinch and tear three summer savory leaves and toss in shaking tin. Add ice and shake until properly combined. Double strain into a rocks glass with a single cube. Using tongs garnish with half a grapefruit wheel and crushed black peppercorn.

Garnish: Half Grapefruit Wheel & Crushed Black Peppercorn

Glassware: Old Fashioned Rocks Glass

Cocktail Inspiration:

My inspiration behind this cocktail was the delicious peppery but sweat note you get from the Wodka Vodka. I thought that this would be best represented being paired with grapefruit and an herbal but bitter French element coming from the Byrrh. This cocktail is a fun refreshing cocktail with a hint of bitter and spice making you want to come back for a second sip of discovery.