The Devereaux Recipe

Wes Rowe

We've always liked sparkling wine with a splash of elderflower liqueur, but this highball from Freemans restaurant in NYC raises the bar a bit with the addition of Bulleit Bourbon and some tart lemon to even it out. There's no need to buy fancy sparkling wine for this drink; our test cocktail was delicious with $11 Domaine Saint-Vincent sparkling wine from New Mexico.

Note: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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  • 1 ounce Bulleit bourbon

  • 1/2 ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur

  • 1/2 ounce fresh juice from 1 lemon

  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (see note)

  • About 3 ounces sparkling wine

  • Large mint leaf for garnish


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add bourbon, St. Germain, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass.

  2. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with mint leaf.

Special equipment

Cocktail shaker and strainer

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
228 Calories
0g Fat
19g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 228
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 136mg 3%
*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.)