October 21, 2016

Cassina can be most easily incorporated into a cocktail through a cassina simple syrup, or in an infusion with a chosen liquor. Below is a drink we've designed utilizing a cassina and bourbon infusion.

Yupon Street

  • 2 oz Cassina-Infused Bourbon
  • 1⁄2 oz Elderberry Liqueur
  • 1⁄2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1⁄4 oz Simple Syrup
  • 5 Fresh Mint Leaves

Named after the street in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood– pronounced “YOO-pon”. To make cassina-infused bourbon, steep 4 tablespoons dry cassina in a 750ml bottle of bourbon for 2 hours, then strain out and discard the cassina. Combine all ingredients, shake, double strain into rocks glass with ice, garnish with a single mint leaf.

Cassina is mild in flavor and stands out stronger in an infusion with gin or vodka, but we thought we'd give a liquor with some Southern heritage a try. We'd love to hear about your personal experiments with cassina in alcoholic infusions.

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