Cocktail By EJ Psilas


81 S Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80209

“Clairette is a charming neighborhood restaurant bringing simple, delicious food and an inviting atmosphere. Our cozy interior makes Clairette the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or casual night out with friends.”

The Clairette Cup

Created by EJ Psilas


  • .5 oz Remy VSOP Cognac
  • 1 oz The Botanist Gin
  • .5 oz Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz Clairette Simple Syrup
  • Lemon on a pick

Meet EJ Psilas


Being a Denver-born bartender, I have seen the landscape of the profession changing drastically over the years. I fell in love with craft cocktails while at “The Green Russell”. Honing my craft through dedication and a lot of “meh” cocktails, the best cocktail that I make is the one you enjoy the most.

The Inspiration

The inspiration for this cocktail comes from a classic, but instead of the traditional muddling preparation, I chose to create a simple syrup that enforces the same flavor profile. As far as presenting the cocktail, I envision allowing the guest to prepare at the table-side with the red wine being introduced via the absinthe drip apparatus.

Featured Spirit in this recipe

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin