The Temperance Cocktail


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The beautiful Striped Pig Distillery, did I mention I’m getting married here?

I’ve made a ton of original and classic cocktails over the past few years, but I’ve never come close to branding one my ‘signature’ cocktail… until now.  The Temperance Cocktail is a recipe I recently created during a collaboration with my good friends over at The Striped Pig Distillery and Candy Herriott (aka Charleston Food Writer).  I highly recommend checking out Candy’s article on the people behind the Striped Pig Distillery and the history behind the name and the spirit.  I also want to give a huuuuge thanks to my buddy, Franklin McGuire (@franklinfromcharleston) for shooting this session.

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I don’t travel anywhere without my bartending set #cocktailnerd

Now, on to the reason you clicked on this link… You’ll find this cocktail, using Chartreuse, demerara simple syrup, cucumbers and Striped Pig’s locally-made rum, to be vibrant, bold and refreshing, all at the same time.  We had a blast making these behind the bar and I’m positive you and your guests will enjoy this cocktail just as much as we did.

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We goofed around… a lot.

The Temperance Cocktail

The Temperance Cocktail


2 oz Striped Pig Rum
1 oz Aquafaba
0.5 oz St. Germain
0.25 oz Green Chartreuse
0.5 oz Demerara Simple
0.5 oz Lime Juice
3 drops of Jack Rudy Aromatic Bitters
Luxardo Maraschino Cherry
Mint sprig


  1. In a shaker with ice, add the Rum, Aquafaba, St. Germain, Green Chartreuse, Demerara, Lime Juice and two slices of cucumber.
  2. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
  3. Strain into an another empty shaker tin.
  4. Shake mixture for another 20 seconds (this is called the reverse dry shake).
  5. Strain again into a chilled coupe and let the aquafaba foam settle.
  6. Add three drops of bitters directly on the foam.
  7. Garnish with a mint leaf and a cucumber ribbon wrapped Luxardo maraschino cherry.

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The final product – The Temperance Cocktail
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From left to right: Johnny Pieper (Master Distiller at The Striped Pig Distillery), Candy Herriott (Charleston Food Writer), Miguel (Holy City Handcraft)

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