The inspiration for this cocktail comes directly from the beautiful piece of artwork by Jason Botkin. I wanted to translate the ocean theme and the dynamic movement found in the art into my cocktail. Therefore, when I prepare it for guests at the bar I will be using the throwing technique to really showcase this movement. Additionally, my choice of aromatic bubbles as a garnish and the blue colour of the cocktail further plays into this same theme. I hope that folks will have just as much fun drinking this cocktail as I had preparing it!
Stéphane is a francophone bartender currently living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has worked in a variety of cocktail bars in eastern Canada and is now the lead bartender at Field Guide. He takes great care in preparing his cocktails and has a deep respect for the classics. That being said, he is always very excited to discover new and exciting ingredients or techniques to incorporate into his cocktail creations. When he’s not mixing cocktails, you can find him at the rock-climbing gym or behind the camera capturing beautiful images of food and drink.