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Del Rio cocktail from Josh Harris and Scott Baird

Del Rio cocktail from Josh Harris and Scott Baird

Josh Harris and Scott Baird

Photo courtesy of Liza Gershman

Today we are featuring a cocktail from Josh Harris and Scott Baird of The Bon Vivants. Through The Bon Vivants Josh and Scott are cocktail ambassadors that specialize in cocktail menu and program development, custom events, brand representation and their soon to be released line of unique bitters and bar tools. Josh and Scott are also partners in Trick Dog, with friend Jason Henton. Trick Dog is slated to open at the beginning of 2012 in the Mission District of San Francisco and will be a 30′s – 50′s inspired non-pretentious cocktail bar serving food until late in the evening.

Very excited to feature this cocktail from Josh and Scott. It has a lot of complexity with the tequila and sherry doing a great job of subduing the St. Germain into providing nice floral undertones and not taking over the flavor profile. Sante!

Del Rio

  • 1 1/2 oz Tequila Plata (Josh and Scott recommend Tequila Ocho)
  • 3/5 oz Fino Sherry
  • 3/4 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 3 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing beaker. Add ice and stir until well chilled and diluted. Strain into a chilled coupe. Using a potato peeler, peel a small. piece of grapefruit peel, zest the top of the cocktail, rub around the top of the glass, and drop in. Enjoy.

The combination of the Tequila and Sherry is divine. I’ve been a big fan of Tequila Ocho, if you can spend the extra money it’s worth it.


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