Amer A. Vargas Mixology Newsletter

The Modern Butlers’ Journal, September 2020, Let’s Talk about Mixology

Amer A. VargasLet’s Talk about Mixology, Part 59

by Amer A. Vargas


Passion fruit by Tiger500

As Fall is about to arrive, I would like to devote this month’s cocktail to the beauty of that season. On this occasion, we present the Autumn Cocktail, as concocted by its creator, Simon Difford, Founder and CEO of world famous, Difford’s Guide, a must-have for any cocktail connoisseur and lover.

This cocktail is really quite simple to make, although it takes some additional work compared to more traditional cocktails. The reason for this is that a fresh Passion Fruit is used, as well as some freshly pressed apple juice.

This is the full list of the ingredients used:

  • 1 fresh passion fruit
  • 2 oz./60 ml. of Bison Grass vodka
  • 1 oz./30 ml. of freshly pressed apple juice
  • 1/2 oz./15 ml. of Passion Fruit syrup
  • ½ oz./15 ml. pasteurized egg whites

And this is how it is prepared: cut the passion fruit and scoop the flesh into a shaker, then add the rest of the ingredients and ice cubes, and shake well. Use a fine strainer to serve this mixture into a chilled Martini glass.

Garnish with an apple slice or, as this butler prefers, with it’s sundried counterpart, for a more “autumn-like” touch.

Cheers and Happy Fall!

Mr. Vargas is the Institute’s President—feel free to contact him via email, AmerVargas @

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