Cocktail with Manzanilla and strawberries

Harvest Queen

Harvest Queen is a cocktail created by Maria Paterakis, inspired by the art of Ola Volo at Yorkville Murals in Toronto.

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While the style of this mural reminds me of vintage folk art, it also has modern look. The tranquil expression of the crowned young lady, as she’s surrounded by growth, evoked thoughts of summer harvests, sweet red berries, warm country baking, and bold earthy spices. I used Totem Strawberry and Falernum syrups to emulate the flavours found in strawberry pie. Manzanilla sherry helps to balance the sweetness, while leaning into the almond notes in romeo’s gin and falernum. The sumac kiwi bitters and cola bitters add earthiness, brightness, and a bit of nostalgia. With some acidity to balance it out, this cocktail, like the mural it represents, embodies many different components that unify beautifully.


  • 1 ½ oz of romeo’s gin
  • ¾ oz of Manzanilla sherry
  • ½ oz of Prosyro Totem Strawberry Syrup
  • ½ oz of Prosyro Falernum Syrup
  • 1 oz of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dashes of Ms. Better’s Bitters Sumac Kiwi
  • 2 dash Ms. Better’s Bitters Cola
  • Garnish: Lemon, cloves, star anise and strawberry slices


  • Shaker
  • Strainer
  • Cocktail sieve
  • Jigger
  • Highball glass


  • Put all ingredients in the shaker, with ice
  • Shake vigorously
  • Double strain in a Highball glass, on new ice, and garnish with lemon, cloves, star anise and strawberry slices

Inspired by


By Ola Volo

Discover the artwork of Toronto artist, Ola Volo at Yorkville Murals.

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