Juan Sanchez, bar manager at Hundred Proof, is some what of a bar legend. The vet has been in the industry for over 14 years and has been creating some delicious cocktails for Hundred Proof once they opened its doors in Spring '17. We caught up with Juan to chat about his journey and his refreshing gin-based called Purple Drink.
Photo Courtesy / Jarnard Sutton
1.5 oz Gin
.25 oz Creme de Violette
.25 oz Velvet Falernum
.5 oz Cocchi Rossa
.5 oz Simple Syrup
.75 oz Lemon Juice
Garnish: Lemon Peel
What's the story behind the Purple Drink?
It’s an extension of one of our current cocktails at Hundred Proof, the Pink Drink. We figured the Pink Drink was so popular that we had to give it a best friend.
Describe the taste.
The Purple Drink is a light refreshing “Collins” style cocktail that gets its flavor from the FEW Breakfast Gin, a domestic gin that has bright juniper notes with hints of citrus and Earl Grey tea. It's matched with the Creme De Violette, the cocktail is a great introduction to gin.
If you had to pair this cocktail with a dish, what would you pair it with?
Hundred Proof's fish tacos.
Watch as Juan Sanchez shows us how to make this gin-based, refreshing cocktail called the Purple Drink.