Cocktail Native

Cocktail Native

And here it is: the promised cocktail based on Clairin Sajous which I have already announced in the corresponding article. However, who is now expecting a breakthrough innovation will surely be disappointed by the fairly simple recipe.

But that does no harm at all to the flavor of the cocktail. Quite the contrary: The very simple recipe provides a clear, ice cold and refreshing argument for that particular drink with the peculiar name “Cocktail Native”. I have become aware of the drink through a quick and simple online research for interesting recipes based on Clairin but rejected it at the first blush. Lime juice, sugar syrup and spirit: somehow that seemed more unspectacular than what I was looking for. But then I thought: why not give it a try? The drink relies on the classical composition of a Sour and also reminds of a good old Gimlet, both in terms of appearance and ingredients.

I took the recipe from a vague Pinterest “Pin”, which provided no real background information on the drink, except for the little surprising fact that the recipe comes from the home of Clairin, the nation of Haiti. Since I found the original recipe a little too much on the sweet side, I have adjusted the proportions a little and now I am really pleased with the Cocktail Native. Shaken until icecold and with finely crystalline structure, the Cocktail Native is just right for a warm spring or summer evening. Cheers!

Cocktail Native


6 cl Clairin Sajous
2 cl sugar syrup
Juice of one lime

Preparation: Mix all ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously on ice for at least 20 seconds. Then strain into a pre-chilled glass.

Glass: Martini

Garnish: lime wheel

Buying sources: Clairin Sajous can certainly not be found anywhere, but you may have luck visiting some seclected specialized dealers. If you are a spirits dealer yourself, I can recommend you to look for the Clairin Sajous here (only in German language).

Cocktail Native

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