Impress Your Guests with Botanical Infused 'Van Dusen Sour' Cocktail

Van Dusen Sour

This refreshing cocktail, named after Vancouver’s renowned Van Dusen Botanical Garden, brings to mind the most beautiful flowers of the summer. Its floral aromas and intriguing depth is guaranteed to please and stimulate the palate — I like to call it a ‘garden in a glass.’


  • Boston shaker
  • Jigger
  • Hawthorne strainer
  • Fine mesh strainer


  • Coupe

Van Dusen Sour - Ingredients


  • 2.0 oz Okanagan Spirits Aquavitus
  • 0.5 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz Galliano Vanilla Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz lime juice
  • 0.5 oz lemon juice
  • 0.75 oz egg whites (whipped to a foam)


  • Chill coupe glass
  • Combine all ingredients in shaker
  • Add ice and shake for 15 seconds
  • Double strain to coupe glass
  • Top with egg white foam

Van Dusen - Step 1 Van Dusen - Step 2

Van Dusen - Step 1 Van Dusen - Step 4


  • Add 3 drops Peychaud’s bitters to egg white foam, and use an olive pick to design a flower pattern.

Van Dusen - garnish

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Justin Taylor A renowned bartender and cocktail creator, Justin Taylor has been a fixture in the industry in both Toronto and Vancouver for the better part of two decades. As Bar Manager at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, located at the iconic Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver, Justin continues to stir up the Vancouver bartending scene with a heady mix of knowledge, panache, wit and hospitality.

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