Bartender Made Cocktails – Eau de Vie

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This article is made in collaboration with Petru Stratan, an amazing Bartender in Ireland.

The Cocktail that you are about to make is one of Petru Stratan’s Signature Fizz Cocktails, which he makes at Clayton Hotel in Ireland.

Let’s Meet The Bartender

“My name is Petru Stratan I am a head bartender in a Clayton Hotel Dalata Group Ireland. I am from Romania I live in Dublin, Ireland, I’ve worked behind the bar for more than 15 years.”

“I’ve had a passion for this job since I started working for my family as a barista bartender, my family has a coffee shop in a small town and I have to care about the family business. I remember the first cocktail I had was the Singapore Sling, for me this was happiness in a glass garnished with an umbrella and maraschino cherry.

“I’ve worked for a few hotels and bars with prestigious names. I am passionate about my work I love what I do and I have a steady source of motivation that drives me to do my best, my passion is to make and create cocktails and improve the quality and aroma and garnish to other people. My favourite cocktail is a NEGRONI”Petru Stratan

What was the inspiration behind Eau de Vie?

“Every cocktail journey starts with a single sip and beginning to create your own cocktail from scratch can seem intimidating but with little knowledge of some great places to find the cocktail inspiration you’ll be well on your way to creating. Inspiration for cocktails comes from many sources Childhood memories, Dessert menus, sweet, savory and spicy combinations.”

“Inspiration for this cocktail is very simple, occasionally I play cocktail roulette with my wife, I add on the table all the spirits and liqueur and I spin a bottle a few times then build a cocktail around the element so based on random choice. The cocktail is for summertime, it has a refreshing floral note and is bright.”

The Recipe For Eau de Vie

Ingredients

  • St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • Peach Schnapps
  • Champagne, Cava or Prosecco
  • Dash of Raspberry Syrup

How To Make The Eau de Vie Cocktail

  • Start with 25mls of St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • Add 25mls of Peach Schnapps
  • Then 125mls of Champagne, Cava or Prosecco
  • 15mls of Raspberry Syrup
  • The Garnish with a Lemon Twist and a Flower

Images belong to Petru Stratan. Glass of Bubbly was granted permission to use them.