Pandan Fashioned Cocktail from The Union Bar Recipe

Melody Fury

Bourbon and bitters hit the tongue first, followed by nutty pandan flavor. This recipe from Arthur Wynne of The Union Bar in Vancouver, BC works with fresh or frozen pandan leaves.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 24 hrs
Serves: 1 serving

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For the Pandan Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 whole pandan leaves

For the Cocktail:

  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

  • 2 barspoons Pandan simple syrup

  • 2 ounces bourbon

  • Garnish: 2-inch long strip of pandan leaf, tied into a knot


  1. To make the pandan simple syrup, combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Let the syrup cool and transfer it to a glass bottle. Add in the pandan leaves and allow it to infuse for 24 hours. Strain before using.

  2. To make the cocktail, combine Angostura and pandan simple syrup in a mixing glass. Fill glass with ice and add bourbon.

  3. Stir for 15 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled old fashioned glass. Garnish with pandan leaf knot and serve.

Special equipment

mixing glass, bar spoon, cocktail strainer

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
156 Calories
0g Fat
6g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 156
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 1mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)