• Jarnard Sutton

Behind the Stick with Alicia Perry of Polite Provisions

Alicia Perry of Polite Provisions / Photo Courtesy / Jarnard Sutton

Alicia Perry is creating some delicious libations at Polite Provisions. She's falling in love with the bar scene and culture. She enjoys her regulars while challenging herself to create new cocktails. We chat with Alicia about her journey as a bartender and learned all about her refreshing, bubbly grapefruit-based cocktail called Layover In Paris, which showcases Absinthe in a more delicate and palatable way.

Layover in Paris


Layover in Paris / Courtesy Photo / Jarnard Sutton

2 Dashes Absinthe

.75 oz Grapefruit Juice

.75 oz Pamplemousse

3 oz Brut Rosé

1 oz Sparkling Water



Grapefruit Zest

What's the story behind the Layover in Paris?

We wanted to produce a menu that showcases our individual work and creativity as a bartender. At the time, I was personally interested in low ABV cocktails and utilizing Absinthe. When it came to naming the cocktail, I found myself most inspired by the pamplemousse. Pamplemousse is a grapefruit liqueur and its name translates to grapefruit in French. With that being said, I found “Layover in Paris” to be fitting for this grapefruit-based cocktail.

Describe the taste.

It's mildly floral, effervescent and citrus-forward.

What's the key component of this drink?