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Dragonfly cocktail

Published on November 16, 2017
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This dragonfly cocktail, provided by Will Barker of The Dark Horse in Bath, is an aromatic infusion of brandy, yellow chartreuse, lemon juice and apricot liqueur, with a syrupy demerara hit – delish …

dragonfly cocktail

Serves 1

You will need

Somerset Cider Brandy 3yo 30ml
Lemon juice 20ml, freshly squeezed
Yellow Chartreuse 15ml
Apricot liqueur 10ml
Demerara syrup* 5ml
Orange 1


  1. To make the demerara syrup*: gently heat one part demerara sugar to one part water and allow to cool.
  2. To assemble the cocktail: put all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 5 seconds.
  3. Strain cocktail ingredients into a chilled coupette or martini glass and garnish with the spray of an orange zest.

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