Introducing Finalist Cocktail #5 of Van Gogh Vodka’s revolutionary competition!

After six weeks the Grand Final will bring professionals and home bartenders together live on October 25th at 5 pm to announce each winner.

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Sonnet 73 cocktail

Sonnet 73

Sonnet 73

Recipe by Briana Lark


  • 2 oz. Van Gogh 80
  • 3/4 oz. Maple Oat Milk
  • 1/2 oz. *homemade rosemary infused pumpkin spice syrup
  • 1 egg white

Preparation: Make syrup first and let cool. Separate egg yolk from white.

*Homemade Syrup

2 c sugar, 2 c water, 1/4-Chōme pumpkin purée, pinch sea salt, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, 1 tbsp. fresh chopped rosemary.

Briana Lark, portrait, long tan jacket, black hat

Briana Lark

Story: I wanted to make something that had all the joys of the coming fall. After a sunny season full of citrus flavors I wanted to highlight autumns game for spices and natural sweetness. Named after Shakespeare’s famous Sonnet 73, where he relates the coming of fall to getting older, the line where he says “sunset fadeth in the west” was my main focus. I wanted a cocktail to enjoy in the upcoming chill while I marinate in the years memories and watch the sun fall.

Bio: “Originally I was in a career path focusing on interior design, as much as I loved it, I quit my job because I just Missed the joys and flexibility the industry offers. I grew up with parents who were both chefs and family friends who were all in the catering or wine business, somehow the industry just always pulls me back in and takes over. I’ve worked every position from bartender, manager, pastry chef, event planner, you name it. I find I’m happiest when I’m cooking a good meal and having a great drink. Currently I work as a baker and have my own catering company on the side but I enjoy painting and reading on the off time I’m not in the kitchen or behind the bar.”

Join us Sunday, October 25th at 5pm for the Grand Final! Register to attend on Facebook!