Mélange d’Or


I enjoy gin drinks and bitter drinks.  I also appreciate cocktails that are herbal and complex.  The Mélange d’Or combines the flavors of Hendrik’s Gin, Carpano Blanco, Carpano Dry and Tempus Fugit’s Kina L Avion d’Or.  Then I threw in Dale DeGroff’s Pimento Aromatic Bitters for an additional level of complexity.melange dOr 2

Here’s the recipe:

  • 2 oz. Hendrick’s Gin
  • 1/4 oz. Carpano Dry
  • 1/4 oz. Carpano Blanco
  • 1/4 oz. Kina L Avion d’Or
  • 2 – 3 drops Dale DeGroff’s Pimento Aromatic Bitters
  • Fresh Sage leaf or lemon peel for garnish
  1. Chill a cocktail glass with ice and water
  2. Combine all of the ingredients, except the garnish, with ice in a mixing glass.  Stir to chill
  3. Strain into chilled cocktail glass
  4. Garnish and serve



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